The right training aids can really help. Below are some of the recommended training aids available directly through Martina or through our shop. All our recommended aids are consistent with positive reward based training methods. If you are unsure which aid is right for you and your dog do contact Martina or pop into our shop for a chat and to try out different products.
The right training toy can super-charge your dog, increasing motivation, recall and concentration. We stock a range of tugg-e-nuff toys in our shop, as used by professional trainers, including rabbit skin, sheepskin and faux fur varieties of various length and style.
Some dogs are motivated by a simple ball! We stock a variety of quality balls in our shop including Kong, Chuckit and Sportspet, of various sizes and type.
A long line can be an invaluable tool for early stages of recall training or rehabilitating poor recall, especially when working through the 'distractive environment' stages. We stock a variety of lengths in our shop, from 5 meters to 15 metres.
We stock everything you need when starting out; clickers, treat bags, motivational toys and whistles.
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.
Useful in recall, especially for dogs that like to run some distance from the owner. We stock a range of different types of whistle for different preferences.
Reward based training needs appropriate rewards 'to hand' at the right time. A hip based bag allows quick and easy access, so you can get your reward to your dog on a timely basis. We stock a range of bags in our shop.
We stock a range of standard harnesses and leads suitable for every day wear and especially for training. You are more than welcome to bring your dog with you into our shop to ensure the right fitting.
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.
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.
A properly used and well-fitted front attaching harness can be a wonder-cure for a dog that pulls on the lead. The front
attaching rings allow you to ‘steer’ your dog away from his pulling rather than trying to fight directly against his strength. You are welcome to take one for a test run before
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.
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.
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.
An alternative to the front attaching harness.
Multi-award winning Dogmatic Leather Headcollars make dog walking much easier and can eliminate the most common behavioural problems such as pulling, lunging
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.
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.