What’s In Your Toolbox?

Training gates, treat bag, two sizes of platforms, treats, clicker, and an Easy-Walk harness.  Just a selection of the various tools I utilize to train dogs.

Training gates, treat bag, two sizes of platforms, treats, clicker, and an Easy-Walk harness. Just a selection of the various tools I utilize to train dogs.

What’s in my training toolbox:
Rewards (treats, toys, real-life rewards)
Flat collar/Martingale/front-clip harness
Training gates
Platforms (of various sizes)
Exercise pen
Mirrors
Target stick
Target mat
Wobble board
Clicker
Marker word
Positive reinforcement (addition of something good to increase behavior)
Negative punishment (removal of something good to decrease behavior)
Negative reinforcement (removal of something bad to increase behavior)

What’s not in my training toolbox:
Corrective training collars (prong, choke, citronella or electronic)
Positive punishment (addition of something bad to decrease behavior)

And those of us who prefer to stick to behavior-building methods versus behavior-suppressing methods are supposedly the ones with a limited toolbox. 🙂

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.
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