What you need for classes

There are a few things you will need, collars, toys, treats, in order to get the most out of your training.  Below is a list of treats, toys or equipment such as leash, collars that I use that will help you be successful in classes.

Please have any equipment ready BEFORE getting your dog out to train.

treatsTreats – Use high value food to help encourage and motivate your dog.  Since the treat will be thrown or placed on the floor, use a type of food that will not break apart.  Make sure your dog can easily see the treat once it is on the ground.  For example, if the ground is a dark color, use a light colored food. I recommend something like Soft Treats.  Make sure the treats are small, soft and your dog is able to pick them up and eat them very quickly.



Toys – Use a variety of toys while training.  Keep the game interesting and keep your dog guessing throughout your training sessions. I find that a dog will love to tug with toys such as, Flossy Rope Tug or Squeaky Plush Toy or Wool Tug toy.

collarsCollars and Leashes – Use any training collar you are currently using while training your dog.  If you use something other than a Buckle Dog Collar, please add a buckle collar in addition to what you are using.  I use a lot of “hands on” while teaching and training.  This makes building drive easier if the dog is willing to pull against their collar.