Equipment

CORRECTION CHAINS, SLIP CHAINS & CHOKER CHAINS ARE NOT PERMITTED AS THEY ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OUR TRAINING METHODS.

Collar: a soft collar

Lead:  no chain leads or nylon; the correct training lead is leather or cotton webbing, length 80 – 100cm.

Toy: – This should be reasonably small but not a tennis ball.  A rope toy is ideal. Squeaky toys are not recommended as they can be distracting to other dogs.

Rewards: – As we work with positive methods, rewards are a requirement.  Food is the simplest reward and should be really interesting i.e. something special and yummy, such as cheese, kabana, sausage or chicken.

Bum Bag/Treat Bag: – Because the timing of giving the reward is crucial, any reward should be easily and readily available to either hand.

Plastic Bags: – These are to be carried at all times in case your dog soils.

OPTIONAL

Soft Correction Collars: – i.e.: Martingale Collar, Clever Collar

Head Collars: – These may be used to manage any dog until it has learned the basic commands and/or by older or handicapped handlers to enable easier control.

Yellow Bandana: – may be worn by a dog when the instructor and/or handler prefers the dog to have controlled contact with other people or dogs due to timidness. Dogs showing signs of aggresion will be required to wear one.

The club’s equipment shop sells all these items at reasonable prices and will ensure the correct fitting for your dog.

Harnesses: Can NOT be used; a car harness gives no control & allows the dog to pull in a manner that is more comfortable for the dog; “No Pull” harnesses can actually cause structural damage to your dog.

CORRECTION CHAINS, SLIP CHAINS & CHOKER CHAINS ARE NOT PERMITTED AS THEY ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OUR TRAINING METHODS.