Equipment and Enrichment Supplies

*Never let your dog off leash unless he has a perfect recall in any environments. Use a long line for safety.

  • Pulley Carabiner
  • 2″ Aluminum O-ring
  • Round long line: (15 feet is perfect, but works with leashes 6 feet or longer)
  • Belt – use a standard belt, a hands-free leash belt, a tool belt, or even a couple of collars connected together. I prefer buckle closures over plastic clips for strong dogs.

There are a variety of muzzle types. If you are worried about bites, try the Baskerville Ultra or a cage-type muzzle like those sold by Dean & Tyler. Custom-made biothane muzzles are effective and add a splash of color – Bumas, Trust Your Dog or Mia’s Muzzles.

See the Muzzle Up Project for more information in choosing the best muzzle for your dog.

For clients who struggle with strong or giant breed dogs, a properly conditioned head halter can help.

Head halters fit like a horse halter. The leash clips to a ring under the chin. These work by turning your dog’s head when he pulls, but can cause severe neck and head injuries if not conditioned and used properly. NewTrix and Sporn halters do not pull from under the chin or turn the dog’s head. Instead, they put slight pressure on the back of the dog’s head to help with pulling.

Head halters are NOT a magic cure or long-term solution for pulling! It should be used under the guidance of a trainer, acclimated properly and used only during leash manners training.