The first step in training your dog is finding the appropriate equipment to do so. If you conduct a search online, in books, magazines or in the pet aisles in the stores you will be overwhelmed wondering what you are supposed to get and what not to. There are numerous equipment for your pet and attempting to understand them all at once will overwhelm you. There are some of the basic essential tools that every dog owner needs to have while that are some that are just a luxury and not a must have.
Every dog needs to purchase a reign if they do not have one already. The leash is an important channel of communication between the owner or handler and the dog. The best leashes for running with your pet are properly sized to the specific dog size, sturdy and light weight. The length of the leash used to train your dog should not exceed six feet. The width of the leash is determined by the dog size in addition to the material used to make the leash. Leashes with a width less than half an inch are ideal for small dogs while a 5/8 inch width is ideal for medium sized dogs and three quarter inches for dogs that are giant sized.
When it comes to collars there are countless assortments to choose from which makes it hard to identify the best collar for your Labradoodle. The collars are available in diverse types such as the buckle collars which are also referred to as the fixed-circumference collars, harnesses, head halters and correction collars. The type of collar selected is usually determined by factors such as the dog’s level of training, the strength of the dog, age and temperament. The buckle collars can be ideal for any dog that is well-trained as long as the collar does not tighten once a tug occurs on the leash. The collars can be used for data relaying such as about their identification, rabies and license. Every dog should have a collar containing this data especially medium sized and tiny dogs during their training.
Head halter type of collars are recommended for dogs that are extremely aggressive, bold or shy with people as well as other dogs. The principle used to train tiny individuals on how to handle huge horses is applied when training dogs using this tool. At first the dogs are restless when the muzzle is put on but after a while they get the hung of it. this type of collar allows the handler or owner to have a lot of control on the mouth of the dog as opposed to the other collar types.