Many people with new pets like to take them to obedience classes. Not only do they do this to be able to train their dog to listen to them, they do it so that they can live in harmony with their pets. Dog training supplies are an important part of these obedience classes and having the proper training supplies will help you and your dog to be more comfortable with the training process. Here are some of the most basic dog training supplies that you will need.
Most people equate dog training supplies with a leash and a collar. The fact is, there is a lot of variation in the types of leashes and colors that you can choose from. For most dog obedience training classes you will need a simple 4 to 6 foot leather leash and a choker collar. The choker collar can either be cloth or chain and depending on the needs of your dog may also be what is called a pincher collar. Many people use cloth leashes but it is best if you have a standard leather leash as it will hold up to years of obedience training. Your trainer will be able to help you to know the type of collar that your dog would need.
Another type of dog training supplies are the rewards that you’ll be giving them. Most people use small pieces of a dog treat in order to reward their dogs for a job well done. It is best if you have these treats readily available, perhaps with the use of a pouch that is kept on your belt. Make sure that you cut these rewards into small pieces so that your dog’s stomach does not get upset if you end up giving them many of them during a training session.
There are many different types of dog training supplies that you may find that you need during the course of your obedience classes. Your trainer will be able to help you on a personal level to decide which training supplies would be best used for you and your dog. By making sure that you are using the proper dog training supplies you all ensure your dog’s comfort and happiness throughout the training process.