The following items are our recommended training equipment and materials. We know there are a lot of products out there, and we know it can be confusing choosing the “best” one. These are our tried and true products that we recommend to our clients.
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Tools for Treats
Squeeze tubes for easy dispensing. Perfect for peanut butter, applesauce, canned food. We recommend squeeze tubes for hard to dispense food (like peanut butter) or for dogs with shark bites, which makes it difficult to hand feed treats.
Price: $6.59 / Get it on Amazon
Treat pouch for easy storing of treats while training. We recommend the Doggone Good brand because it comes with multiple pockets for your phone, poop bags, and your clicker, and a magnetic open/close feature.
Price: $19.95 / Get it on Amazon / Or purchase from Jenny
High value, freeze-dried liver treats. These should be used as “high” value treats, but are easier to carry, store and dispense than most high value treats like hotdogs or cheese.
Price: $11.08 / Get it on Amazon
High value, wet food treats. These should be used as “high” value treats. You can directly substitute this for kibble, as it is a complete food. You do have to cut and store yourself, though.
Price: $8.79 / Get it on Amazon / Or purchase from Jenny
Behavioral Therapy Tools
The Baskerville Basket Muzzle, great for muzzle training because it allows dogs to sniff, take treats, pant and drink water without compromising safety. Please use the sizing guide on the website to make sure you buy the correct size for your dog. The cup can also be molded using heat to fit specific muzzle shapes.
Price: $20.59 / Get it on Amazon / Or purchase from Jenny
Spray Shield, Direct Stop or Halt! are must haves for safety in loose dog neighborhoods and parks. It also helps deter people from letting their loose dog approach your reactive dog.
Price: $9.95 / Get it on Amazon
Proviable-DC is our recommended probiotic. We recommend this for all our clients with anxious or reacticve dogs.
Price: $17.99 / Get it on Amazon
Adaptil is the main brain of DAP collars (dog appeasing pheromone). Please consult with your vet about using a DAP collar on your dog.
Price: $17.01 / Get it on Amazon
Kongs are the classic enrichment tool and every household should have at least one. Find our guide on how to stuff your Kong to last here.
Price: $7.59 / Get it on Amazon
The Toppl is great design, part puzzle toy and part slow feeder, that can be used for every meal or for an enrichment activity. This is primary recommend for dogs on wet or raw food.
Price: $20.95 / Get it on Amazon
Kong Wobblers are another classic enrichment toy. This is recommend for daily feeding with kibble.
Price: $9.69 / Get it on Amazon
The Wooly Snuffle Mat is another great enrichment tool. It can help build confidence in anxious or reactive dogs and relax their brain. It is also a great slow feeder for regular meals. Read more about it here.
Price: $39.95 / Get it on Amazon / Ask Jenny for an cheaper alternative
A book filled with great ideas for tricks and training. Find something fun to teach your dog.
Price: $10.71 / Get it on Amazon
Leashes and Harnesses
The Freedom Harness, with it’s double ended leash, is our only recommendation for harnesses for dogs that pull. It features velvet straps for better comfort, a martingale style belt to ensure safety, and a front clip to help you manage your dog.
Price: $37.97 / Get it on Amazon / Or purchase from Jenny