This can be leather or fabric – choke chains and half check chains will not be allowed in class.
6ft TRAINING LEAD
A 6 foot training lead is ideal for both walking and training your dog. These are usually fabric and often have a range of connecting points so that you can alter the lead to different lengths.
HARNESS OR HEADCOLLAR
If you have a strong dog or a dog who is likely to lunge, a harness or headcollar is useful to give you more control, and to protect his or her neck whilst you are training.
A clicker is a small plastic box with a button which makes a ‘click’ sound. Clickers help to focus the dog’s attention, teach new exercises and build up existing exercises.
Our dogs are much more likely to want to learn if they know that they are going to get rewarded for them. Food rewards such as cheese, sausage, hot dog or chicken work well.
A treat pouch is a small bag which you can attach to your belt or trousers with your food in. This means you can get to your food quickly to deliver it to your dog.
10m LONG LINE
For dogs who are just learning recall, or for dogs who are going back to basics with recall a 10 metre long line helps to act as a safety net whilst you are training.
MAT OR BLANKET
Teaching your dog to settle on a mat or blanket is an excellent exercise for stationing your dog.
Whistles can be used as part of recall training and are especially helpful if you have a dog that travels long distances off lead or if you are not comfortable shouting!