The training products on this page are the most common items I recommend to my clients and shelters/rescues when working through training or behavior issues. Most of the links will take you to Amazon directly so you can shop easily for each item. You can also find most of these items at your local pet store. I use and love all of these products!
I do use affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you Amazon pays me a little bit for my product referral.
Treat Bag – Most of the initial training work will require the pairing of treats with appropriate behaviors. (Yes, we use treats. Find out why here!) Clients often use a Ziploc bag or small container for the treats during the first appointment, but find it very helpful to get a treat bag like mine for training.
Clicker – A clicker is a tool used to mark a behavior. I find the clicker helpful in some cases, and unnecessary in others. If I haven’t introduced it yet during our work, don’t be afraid to ask about it!
Treats – Pairing treats with training can help a dog learn new things quickly in safe environments and encourage a dog to learn in scary environments as well. Treats exist on a spectrum of value, and your dog decides what is most valuable! Use items that can be cut into bite-sized pieces like turkey hot dogs, cheese, or Happy Howie’s meat logs.
High Value Treat tube dispenser – Sometimes, dogs will need high value treats that get a little messy! Pick up some of these silicone tubes to easily deliver cream cheese or peanut butter while training. Dishwasher safe.
Kong food dispenser – Kong is a great way to feed your dog one of their meals every day. It provides mental stimulation and extended entertainment. Check with me for some great Kong recipes to fill these up. I recommend getting the Kong Extreme if your dog is already a power chewer.
Want to expand on the training we’re already doing? Check out this list of books on positive reinforcement training!