DOG TRAINING ACCESSORIES
Here are a few useful tools to help you and your dog get the most from our dog and puppy training courses.
YOU CAN BUY THESE ITEMS IN THE GARDEN SHOP AT FESTINA LENTE OR AT WONDER PAWS CLASSES
6FT TRAINING LEAD
We recommend our custom made 6ft adjustable training lead - its very durable, soft, comfortable on your hands and washable! DO NOT use retractable leads or chain leads.
ADJUSTABLE SNAP-LOCK COLLAR
Use a Flat Collar (Buckle or Snaplock variety). DO NOT bring your dog on a choke chain, electric shock collar, bark collar, citronella collar, prong collar.
You can buy our very own Wonder Paws Dog Training Treats made of 100% cured Irish Beef - on sale in every class!
€4.95 per bag
Please bring SUFFICIENT treats cut up into very small pieces - no larger than the size of your small fingernail (half that for smaller breeds). You will need at least 100-200 tiny pieces of food. Use human food rather than dry shop-bought treats which lack flavour and are are full of additives and sugar. Examples are chicken, ham, beef, salami, hotdogs, cheese etc
A proper dog training treatbag/pouch that attaches to your belt is very useful as treats are easily accessible – essential for correct timing of rewards! Please do not use clip lock lunch boxes or ziplock food bags in class.
Bring your dogs favourite toy ie a tennis ball, tug-toy, squeaker etc for playtime sessions during the Wonder Dog course. These toys are used to develop the bond between owner and dog and enjoy great playtime together!
€35 for harness (lead not included)
If your dog is very stong and/or pulls on the lead (or is reactive to other dogs on lead) we suggest using a Freedom Harness or a Head Collar (Gentle Leader, Halti, Dogmatic) and we can fit one for you and show you how to use it properly.