Your Dog’s Outfit
Leash – 6’
Freedom Harness (preferred)
The general rule for treats is that they should be soft, small, and delicious. I typically use a trail mix of hot dogs, cheese, and Happy Howie’s. I find having variety in my bag of goodies helps keep the dog from getting bored. Here are some ideas for what your dog might find rewarding:
- Meat (hot dogs, boiled/canned chicken, lunch meat, leftover steak)
- Cheese (cheddar, string, Cheez-Whiz)
- Happy Howie’s (or Natural Balance, Red Barn, other dog treat rolls)
- Cream cheese in single-serve packets
- Novel kibble (softened in broth)
- Store bought “training treats”
- Cat food
Here’s a video on how to cut dog treats!
Other Training Tools
A mat or towel. A non-skid bathmat is best as towels and blankets are more likely to bunch up or slide around. I use this one
A treat bag (the one I use is made by Doggone Good), preferably lined with a silicone sandwich bag
Drinking water for you and your dog
Optional but recommended:
A clicker (provided!)
A silicone baggie (treat bag liner, sandwich size)
A chair for you!
Long line – My fave
Bug spray and/or sunscreen in summer
For puppies under 6 months: stuffed Kong or enticing chew like a bully stick to keep them from getting restless.
Where to buy this stuff??
Online is often the easy option, but if you’d like to
support small local businesses, please consider:
Carlsbad Pet & Feed (locations in Vista and Carlsbad)
Protein for Pets