Trainer-Approved: Top Gear Picks for Every Stage

By popular demand, we’ve compiled a curated list of essential dog and dog training items just for you! Dive in to discover top recommendations that every dog owner and trainer will appreciate. The proper gear can make training more effective, enjoyable, and safe for both the dog and the owner. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the best dog gear that every dog parent should consider. “BUT IS NOT REQUIRED”

1. Collars:

  • Hamilton Collar: Super Secure for everyday walks and basic obedience training: https://amzn.to/3smSDtb
  • Martingale Collar: The collar for any dog that has ever back out or slipped off their collar “Safety First”: https://amzn.to/3Ebaqqg

2. Leashes:

  • 4’ Nylon Leash 1” Wide: Strong and short to give you more leverage: https://amzn.to/3KLrXc0 
  • 15’ Training Leash: Can’t do recall training or holding positions at a distance with a short lead so great for training: https://amzn.to/45kAknq
  • Slip Lead: Useful for quick on and off, going from one point to another, don’t recommend for walks or training: https://amzn.to/3sdxfqp 

3. Dog Tag:

  • Noiseless Personalized Dog Tag: No “jingle jangle” tags that are great for even small dogs: https://amzn.to/3L10q6G

4. Training Treats and Holder:

  • Freeze Dried Liver: Ideal for training, can be broken into any size, healthy single ingredient, make in North America: https://amzn.to/3QL27sy
  • Treat Pouch: Perfect for holding treats easily and rewarding play behaviors: https://amzn.to/45cfqq9 
  • Alternative Wood Chew: My dogs just keep going back to these more than anything else they have: https://amzn.to/3wgMYqF 

5. Great Starter Toys:

6. Keep Neighbors Happy:

7. Grooming: 

8. Some Additional Things We Like But Not All Dogs Need:

  • Recommended Books:
  • Raising the Perfect Dog: Puppy Training Video Course https://www.offleashk9online.com/a/2147517137/F73ogfUc
  • High Anxiety or Escape Artist Dog Crates: Long lasting crates are for your dogs safety so make sure they can not get out: https://amzn.to/3KNvarw
  • Potty Training Door Bells: Get your pup to notify when they need to go out. Note: most adults dogs will figure out that if they hit this they will get let out so may abuse the system: https://amzn.to/3E56Ei1 
  • Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Grinder: Personally one of my favorite items. Nail cutters get dull so fast and my dogs with black nails would bleed every time I cut their nails. Have had no blood for years using this: https://amzn.to/3sfGTcf
  • Collapsible Bowls: Great to have in the car, purse, or hiking bag: https://amzn.to/45c1i0j 
  • Slow Feeder: For those that eat so fast they throw it back up: https://amzn.to/44c7iop 
  • Harness Seat Belt: Keep your pup safe and out of your way in the car: https://amzn.to/3Ehp5Qs
  • Dog Bed: I have been though countless dog beds over the years and the only ones left standing in my house are these. Orthopedic, Waterproof liner, washable cover and you can actually buy replacement covers. Not chew proof so don’t get till your pup is no longer destructive: https://amzn.to/44tJxsd

Investing in high-quality training gear is a game-changer. Not only does it make the training process smoother, but it also ensures your dog’s safety and well-being. As always, it’s crucial to choose equipment suited to your dog’s size, breed, and training needs. Happy training!

Collars:

Hamilton Collar:

 Super Secure for everyday walks and basic obedience training.

Martingale Collar

The collar for any dog that has ever back out or slipped off their collar "Safety First".

Leashes:

4’ Nylon Leash 1” Wide: 

Strong and short to give you more leverage.

Can't do recall training or holding positions at a distance with a short lead so great for training:

Slip Lead: 

Useful for quick on and off, going from one point to another, don't recommend for walks or training.

dog Tag:

No "jingle jangle" tags that are great for even small dogs:

Training Treats and Holders:

Ideal for training, can be broken into any size, healthy single ingredient, make in North America

Perfect for holding treats easily and rewarding play behaviors.

Starter Toys:

Ideal for training, can be broken into any size, healthy single ingredient, make in North America

Perfect for holding treats easily and rewarding play behaviors.

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