Preferred Training Equipment

Since a wide variety of equipment and tools are commonly used when training pets and in their daily activities, the pet-owning public needs to be aware of the potential problems and dangers some equipment may pose. Specifically, the use of collars and leads that are intended to apply constriction, pressure, pain or force around a dog’s neck (such as ‘choke chains’ and ‘prong collars’) should be avoided. [Taken from the Pet Professional Guild]

 

Freedom No Pull Harness

freedom no pull  harnessWith its intuitive design, the Freedom No-Pull Harness provides a natural ease when walking your dog. The dual point leash system attaches to both the patented loop between the shoulder blades and the front chest ring. This allows you to easily stop your dog from pulling and makes steering them a breeze. The Freedom No-Pull Harness not only puts you back in control of pulling, it allows better control of your dog in social situations. Whether it be meeting other dogs or spotting another critter, the Freedom No-Pull Harness provides security and safety while walking your dog in public.

 

 

Gentle Leader

premier gentle leaderDesigned so that owners can communicate with their pet in a way they instinctively understand, the Gentle Leader painlessly and effectively removes the dog’s natural tendency to pull by placing gentle pressure on calming points and eliminating uncomfortable pressure on the throat. In addition to reducing a dog’s desire to pull away, the Gentle Leader is also a very effective tool in combating lunging, jumping, excessive barking and helping to calm an aggressive and/or anxious animal.

 

 

Easy Walk Harness

premier easy walk harnessTraditional harnesses can actually encourage dogs to pull harder because of the “opposition reflex.”  That’s the reflex that makes sled dogs do what they do. The Easy Walk Harness’ unique front-chest leash attachment stops pulling by tightening slightly across your dog’s chest and shoulder blades. The gentle pressure steers your dog to the side and redirecting his attention back towards you. The Easy Walk Harness never causes coughing, gagging, or choking because the chest strap rests low across the breastbone, not on the delicate tracheal area.