Training Equipment and Enrichment Supplies

This page provides links to some of the TRAINING equipment and enrichment SUPPLIES that we use and/or recommend to our clients.

Leashes, Collars and Harnesses

Training Equipment:  Dog wearing Perfect Fit Harness

Perfect Fit Harness

This harness is nearly custom fit as you purchase it in 3 sections. The Y-shaped chest piece allows for full range front leg motion. Each section has a wide felt band beneath the nylon strip to prevent chafing. This harness includes both front and rear D-rings for leash attachment.

Training Equipment:  Dog wearing Freedom No-Pull Harness

Freedom No-Pull Harness

This harness fits snugly, with a soft girth strap to prevent chafing. This harness works well while training a heavy leash puller. It comes with both front and back D-rings. The back D-ring is attached via a partial slip. The front clip is attached to a cross-chest strap that does work by restricting front leg motion.

Training Equipment:  Dog wearing PetSafe Two Point Control Nylon Dog Leash

PetSafe Two Point Control Nylon Dog Leash

This leash is very versatile. It can be used as a two point harness – clipped to both front and back D-rings for added control and weight distribution in large dogs; as a single 4-foot leash; or let out to make a longer leash for sniffing.

Training Equipment:  Kurgo Journey Air No-Pull Harness

Kurgo Journey Air No-Pull Harness

This harness includes the front and back D-rings for leash attachment, along with padded areas to reduce chafing. It also includes a handle on the back for gripping.

Training Equipment:  Dog wearing Lupine Collar and Leash

Lupine Pet Products

Lupine makes a full line of collars, leashes and harnesses in a wide variety of patterns for both dogs and cats. They offer a lifetime guarantee on all of their products – even if they are chewed through!

Training Equipment:  Photo of long line

Long Line

A 15- to 20-foot long line works great for training recalls, working on distance commands and taking your dog out on sniff walks.

Training Equipment:  Photo of Hands-free Leash System

Hands-free Leash System

Hands-free system work well for a variety of reasons. There are many brands and styles of hands-free systems. If you have a very strong dog, we recommend using something with a buckle (e.g., tool belt) and using a large carabiner to attach your leash.

Enrichment Activities

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The Original Kong

This toy comes in a variety of sizes to address a variety of chewing levels.

Photo of dog playing with West Paw Toppl

West Paw Toppl

The Toppl comes in three sizes. They are made to be used alone, or inserted into one another to increase the difficulty.

Photo of dog playing with Kong Wobbler

Kong Wobbler

This toy has a weighted bottom and unscrews to fill with kibble or treats. When the dog nudges it, it rocks and treats drop out.

Photo of dog playing with West Paw Qwizl

West Paw Qwizl

Another style of durable treat/food dispensing toy from West Paw.

Photo of dog playing with Kong Bamboo Feeder Ball

Kong Bamboo Feeder Ball

A treat dispensing ball for beginners.

Photo of dog playing with Kong Gyro

Kong Gyro

This toy is filled with kibble/treats and dispenses them as the dog pushes it across the floor.

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Outward Hound Products

Outward Hound offers a variety of puzzles and slow feeder bowls.

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Snuffle Mats

These toys satisfy your dog’s instinctive need to sniff and forage. You can make your own snuffle mat (see our Toss the Food Bowl blog for instructions) or find a variety of options to purchase online.

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Licki Mats

Licki Mats encourage your dog to lick – a calming behavior. You can find a variety of Licki Mats online. In addition, silicone treat molds and ice cube molds also work great.

Training Treats

Fig & Tyler Pet Treats

Fig & Tyler pet treats made from 100% meat and fish. We only use fresh meat and fish from right here in the USA and all of our meat is USDA-inspected.

Use the code KH3229 to receive 10% off your first order.

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Training Treats

Medium value soft treats such as Tricky Trainers and Zuke’s work great when there are distractions. For heavy distractions, you may need to go with a very high value treat such as string cheese, chicken, hot dogs, peanut butter, etc.

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Squeeze Tubes

Ssoft travel-size shampoo bottles work great for super soft high value treat like peanut butter, canned dog food, baby food, etc. You can also find refillable food tubes made for camping and dog training.

Miscellaneous Training Equipment

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Frosted Window Film

Similar to vinyl window decals, window film can be easily applied and removed with no residue or razor blades needed. If you have a dog that stares out the window and barks at passers by, this is a great way to stop this fixating behavior and prevent the resulting reactive outbursts. Window film lets in plenty of light, while not allowing your dog to see out. It can be left on permanently or used as a management tool while training alternative behaviors.

Baby Gates & Exercise Pens (x-pens)

Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, baby gates and exercise pens are super versatile and can be used for both training and management purposes.