TRAINING EQUIPMENT ADVICE AND FOR SALE.

ALTHOUGH I CAN NO LONGER TRAIN DOGS I DO SELL DOG TRAINING EQUIPMENT THAT I AM SURE IS SAFE AND IS THE BEST I CAN FIND.

Over the decades I have learnt so much about dog training equipment and hope to pass this information onto you but this is purely my personal advice on my own experience of working with thousands of dogs over the years and you must make your own decisions.

 

 

LEADS /TRAINING LINES/COLLARS.

Consider how important this piece of equipment is for the safey of both the dog and their handler.

 

 

 

6 FEET POLICE STYLE TRAINING LEAD.

 

I sell these and have them specially made for me to my own specifications. I used to only have canvas ones but I was discussing leads with a disabled person who had a life threatening skin problem. She had an assistance dog and the lead used to tear her skin so I then had the original canvas style ones lined with fleece and from then on everybody only wanted the fleece ones. They are perfect for all types of dogs and every situation (except for teeny tiny dogs). They are 6 feet long and have strong metal clips at each end and 3 metal rings sewn along the length of the lead.

I have 2 widths suitable for smaller and larger dogs. 

 

For approx 48 years its the only style of leads I have ever used. Because of the design you can clip the lead around you body when out walking  and never loose it and it leaves your hands free to click and treat and to pick up your dogs poo etc. You can also clip it in such a way so you can have it at different lengths when walking your dog on the lead.

 

(NB there is much debate about extendable flexible style leads. These are my pet hate and in my opinion they are dangerous and I personally would never use theml. I have seen so many injuries to dogs and their owners and even where dogs have died because of them.)

 

TRAINING LONG LINES

I sell these. For bigger 25 feet long padded long lines and for smaller dogs  20 feet thinner lighter long lines. I used to wrap these around my body in such a way that I could adjust the length according to the level of training or the situation. I mainly use these attached onto a harness to teach the "This Way" game, using clicker to teach the dog to walk nicely beside my left knee. I have some videos on youtube showing this.

 

DOG COLLARS.

This is a very important subject and I would advise that serious consideration is taken when buying a collar for your dog.

 

I used fleece harnesses when I was working with dogs but regardless of that its the law that you must have a collar and tag on your dog so its very important you have the right collar.

 

Having had a multi dog household over the years I discovered that some collars can be very dangerous in ways that you could never imagine.

 

In the past I used collars with buckles. 2 of my GSDs were outside in the garden playing together, I heard screaming and I found one of my GSDs with her bottom jaw under the collar of my other GSD. She had flipped over onto her back and the collar was now in a figure of 8 with one dog trapped by her canine teeth and the other dog was being strangled and was blue and I couldn't release the buckle because it was so tight at this stage. I had no scissors or knife to hand and would have had to run back to the house ...my dog dog would have been dead by that time. Imagine trying to release this collar with 2 very big heavy dogs who were in total panic. Luckily I just managed to pull the end of the collar enough just to move the pin in the buckle enough to free the collar.

 

 

Many many years ago I had another terrifying incident when my Bull Terrier Daisy was playing with GSD Primrose and her canine tooth got caught in the chain of the half check chain collar which we all used with our dogs years ago. Daisy had terrible injuries to her neck and chest.  I never used those collars again.

 

Always look at any dog equipment and think "what could go wrong with this?" 

 

My advice is to always use a strong enough collar for the size of the dog and with a strong safety quick release clip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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