Adding a dog to your household can be very exciting. Suddenly you have a new and entertaining personality as part of your family who looks at you with unconditional love. However, a new dog is not all sunshine and daisies. The truth is that if you want to make the addition of your dog as positive as possible you are going to want to take some time to adequately train your dog. The truth is that training your dog does not have to be a difficult process. With the right dog training tools you can make the training process as easy as possible.
Dog training tools can be very helpful in aiding you to properly train your dog. There are many different types of tools on the market. With all of that variety you may find yourself struggling to narrow down your choices. The best option is really to narrow down your training focus, and that will help to inform which dog training tools you should be purchasing.
One of the first dog training tools that you should purchase is a dog collar. In most states it is required that you dog wear a collar with their tags on it, and often the dog collar is what you attach your dog’s leash to. However, a proper training collar can really help in your training efforts. Many professional trainers will recommend that you look into purchasing a choke or prong collar. However, you need to make sure that if you are planning on using one of those collars that you receive the proper instructions regarding their proper use. The last thing that you want to do with dog training tools is to hurt your dog. Be sure to speak with your trainer as to how they recommend that you should be using a training collar.
A leash is another one of the essential dog training tools that you should have. Your leash is probably going to be one of the most often used tools that you have in your possession. There are many different types of leashes available to dog owners. When you are just beginning to train your dog you are going to want to steer clear of retractable leashes. Instead you will want to choose a basic leash to start with. You are going to want to begin with a leash that is six feet long. Additionally, you want to make sure that your leash has a nice strong clip to attach it to your dog’s collar. As your training progresses you may need to purchase additional leashes for different purposes, but when you are starting out a six foot leash is the most important starting tool.