Training aids

The right training aids can really help.

 

Below are some of the recommended training aids available directly through Martina or from our shops. 

 

All recommended aids are consistent with our positive reward based training methods. 

 

If you are unsure which aid will be right for both you and your dog do contact Martina or pop into one of our shops for a chat and try some different products out.

 

Ps. If you need a head collar or harness make sure you get the right size and it's properly fitted; dogs are more than welcome in our shops and we can help get that perfect fit.

Front Attaching harnesses

Complete Control Harness

For calming, kinder and comfortable control and an aid to stop pulling. Any one of the three control rings can be used in tandem or individually.

For extra strength and the ultimate in control, use a Training Lead with any two of the control rings.  

Available in black.

Xtra Dog Fleece Harness

Designed by leading dog behaviourist Marie Miller, front rings have been encorporated into the design of the harness and sit in the correct place, i.e. on the point of the breastbone.

When attached to the rings at both the front and top the lead can then both influence the dog's posture and help stop the dog from pulling. 

Available in various colours.

Trixie Training Leads

A double ended clasp lead for use on harnesses with multiple control rings (such as the Complete Control and Xtra Dog harnesses).

Can also be used as a conventional lead. Strong and comfortable.


Standard harnesses

Trixie Touring Harness

  • day to day harness with a high-quality nylon strap 
  • comfortable to wear due to fleece padding 
  • fully adjustable belly strap and washable
  • stocked in red, blue, black, berry, pink, beige
  • available with matching leads

Ancol Mesh Harness

A lightweight and comfortable alternative to a collar. Specifically designed  for dogs who pull on the lead, it takes the pressure off the delicate neck and throat area and gives owners greater control over strong, boisterous, or excitable dogs. The lightweight, soft, and breathable mesh ensures your dog's comfort. 

Available with matching leads and collars.

Ezy Dog Harness

The Chest Plate moulds to the shape of your dog so that every harness becomes a custom fit. Thanks to the easy-to-adjust straps, the harness does not rub uncomfortably anywhere on your dog. 

The distribution of load across the chest makes the Chest Plate an ideal harness for dog training. 

Available with matching collars and leads.


head collars

Dogmatic Head Collar

Multi-award winning Dogmatic Leather Headcollars make dog walking much easier and can eliminate the most common behavioural problems such as pulling, lunging etc.

The unique strapping under and at the sides of the chin ensures the Dogmatic stays in place and the nose band does not ride up, under or into the eyes (which can happen with other commonly used designs).

Available in different colours.

Halti

The Halti Head collar is ideal for all dog types and works to counteract their ability to pull you along. As the Halti Head collar attaches around your dogs muzzle you can steer your pet with a gentle pull on the lead. 


Other

Clickers

When training a new behavior, the clicker helps your dog quickly identify the precise behavior that resulted in the treat you just gave. Hence speeds learning and can make training easier. 

Whistles

Useful in recall, especially for dogs that like to run some distance from the owner. Different types of whistle for different preferences.

Training Lines

Invaluable tool for early stages of recall training or rehabilitating poor recall. Especially when working through the 'distractive environment' stages.


Tuggers

Rewarding your dog through shared play is an important element of reward based training. Various toys can be effective here.

We stock a full range in both shops. 

Treat bags

Reward based training needs appropriate rewards 'to hand' at the right time. A hip based bag allows quick and easy access.

Training Treats

Different treats can be of different 'value' to your dog and hence certain treats will be more appropriate in  different training circumstances.

We stock a full range in both shops.