Nowadays with such tight financial times, most people are doing their own dog training and using certain dog training aids. Training the dogs themselves is how most people are getting results. Having the proper dog training tools is important if you are to do it yourself.
Investing in a leash or dog lead is a very common dog training aid. They can be found made up of leather, nylon, cotton and even chain. The leather leashes out there are the most durable and experts prefer them because of the ease of using them. These are also the most comfortable for the dog because it will not cut into the skin. They are lighter in weight and are not as noisy as chain leashes can be. They are available in a wide variety of styles and designs and even in varying lengths.
The collar is also an important investment along with a proper leash. The movements a dog makes can make the leash either tighter or looser around their neck. Leather ones are the most common and come in a variety of styles also. They can be made braided or rolled. The collar has to fit properly in order to be of any benefit as a dog training aid. Being either too loose or too tight can make it useless.
You can utilize a 15 foot line instead of a leash for training made easy. This can allow you to keep some control of the dog even when they are some distance away. Bait bags and special pouches can help you dog training endeavor along. They allow you to easily hand out yummy treats as motivation for your dog to follow commands.
You will notice improvements after you have being training. After a while you may not even need a leash. Leather pull tabs and shark lines can come into the picture at this point in the training. Agility training requires the use of these training aids. The dog may assume they are no longer on a leash but you still maintain control over him and can pull lightly on the tool to remind him of who is in charge.
For training a whistle may be necessary. If you are going to train the dog in an open or large space such as a field or farm, a whistle is ideal as the sound carries well. Hand signals work very well too.
A whistle is often used in the training centers for herding or hunting. Combined with whistles, there are training aids called dummies and scent bands too. Fowl dummies that resemble grouse and quail are made to hold the scents of real fowl. These are very useful dog training aids.
Other dog training aids are harnesses, clickers, bells, halters, ring gates and pads. Electronic aids are also becoming more popular. Electronic collars and invisible fences work wonderfully too. They may sound a little overwhelming or complicated, but they do work.
There are many rewards to training your dog yourself. If you take the time to learn the techniques and how it is all done, you dog will respond quickly to all of the commands you expect him to do. You just need to invest the time and find the proper space to get started. One of the best aspects of training your dog yourself is the closeness that will develop between the two of you. You will have a friend for life!