When training your dog, there are many different ways to do so and it can be quite infuriating for the owner and dog when neither likes the way the training is going. When becoming a new pet parent, it can be a little overwhelming when trying to find a good way to train your pooch, and you are not alone when it comes to that. Teaching your pooch commands to follow can be one of the most rewarding parts of becoming a pet parent. But what most forget when teaching commands or training your dog is that there are tools that are vital in making sure that the dog is able to learn and keep these commands in their memory.
Here are 6 pieces of equipment that are vital for training any pooch.
A clicker is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment that one should have when training their dog. It is used to mark and show the dog what behaviors that are presented at desired and the correct behaviors. Clickers come in a variety of styles, colors, shapes, and sounds, but it is important to make sure you are using whatever is the best option that helps with training the most for the owner and the dog.
Treats are heavily used alongside a clicker as well as just basic command training. Treats are a form of reward that help the dog understand that their behaviors are correct. Softer treats are best for dogs because they have delicate teeth. There are some treats that are perfect pre-made for your dog while there are others that can be made at home with food items found in your pantry. It is very important to make sure that you are not feeding your dog anything that could poison your dog.
- Portable Mat
A portable mat is a perfect way to help create a safe space for the dog in any area. Having something that they know is safe and they can always come back to if anything happens to them. There are tons of varieties of mats that can be used, so it is personal preference on what you use.
Leashes are perfect for any form of training. They keep your dog close during walks or whenever out in public. All in all, they are one of the most important things to have while training a dog.
- Collar and/or Harness
A collar and harness are basically your dog’s form of ID. It can help bring your dog back to you if it ever escapes or runs away. It is also vital to have when using a leash. The collar helps hold the dog back.
- Long Line
A long line is basically the long form of a leash. It is perfect for long distance training while on a leash and is a safe alternative to just having the dog free roam far away from the owner.
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