- Chew toys for enrichment. A variety of great chew toys can be found on Amazon.com, Westpaw.com and Chewy.com.
- 6 foot nylon lead
- Front clip harness. I like Balance and Freedom Harnesses.
- Treat Pouch that clips on to your waistband
- Mat – Bath mats work great. Find something with a non-slip underside that your dog can comfortably lie on.
- Training treats – Best treats are things that can be cut into very small pieces such as Ziwi Peak dog food (it’s high quality and makes a great training treat), Red Barn Dog Food Roll (I prefer the beef), and ready-to-go training treats such as Zuke’s. These are great for everyday behaviors. When working on fear or aggression, higher value foods include roast beef or other deli meat, roast chicken cut into tiny pieces, cheese or hot dog.
- Long line – 20′ – 30′ nylon long line for hiking and exercise.
- Crate. Your dog’s crate should be just large enough for them to stand up, turn around, and comfortably lie down. This is a terrific tool for house training and general management, and makes a great place for your dog to rest when he needs to get away from all the action.
- Baby gates. These are a terrific general management tool for all puppies and dogs.
- X-Pens. Another great management tool for puppies, especially during chew training
“Culture Clash” by Jean Donaldson
“The Dog Trainer’s Complete Guide to a Happy, Well Behaved Pet”, by Jolanta Benal.
“The Other End of the Leash”, by Patricia McConnell
“Play With Your Dog”, by Pat Miller
“Plenty in Life is Free”, by Kathy Sdao
“Life Skills For Puppies”, by Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch
“From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog From Anxiety, Fears and Phobias”, by Dr. Marty Becker.
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