Supplies For Class
These are the items you will need to gather prior to your first class.
You can buy small treats and/or use cheese, hotdogs, cut up meat. The size should be no bigger than a pea.
For a budget friendly option, buy a large log of Rollover, put it in the fridge, and watch the video below for how to cut it up.
There are a variety of clickers out there, button and box style. I prefer the button style and this one is my favourite as it’s easy to hold and the sound is less likely to startle sensitive dogs.
The most useful treat pouch is one that is easy to reach into (should be wider than your hand), has a clip or waist belt, and stays open when needed, yet has a secure closure. Extra pockets are a bonus.
A soft mat for your dog to lie on. It can be a towel, crate mat, or cut down yoga mat. Preferably choose one that is easy to fold or carry as you’ll be working with your dog in different environments.
A standard webbing, leather or biothane leash is perfect, 5 – 6’ long. Dual ended or convertible leashes are also very useful for pups that pull.
Please no retractable leashes and no leashes with elastic bungee sections.
Collar or Harness
Collars: Flat buckle collars only. No prongs, martingales or slip collars.
Harness: Y shaped harnesses with a back and front leash loop are preferred. Ruffwear, Kurgo (also car tested), Balance Harness or PetSafe 3-1 or Freedom Harness.
Clients working with leash behaviour or reactive dogs will be asked to use a harness for their dog during training