Training Themed Gifts
It’s time to set some new dog training goals for 2023 and there are a variety of different gifts that you can get your dog that will benefit your training sessions.
Have a good think about which of your dog’s behaviours you would like to put some work into this year. This doesn’t have to be huge subjects either, it can be as simple as teaching 5 new tricks, working on their recall when out on your daily walks or building their confidence with getting their nails clipped.
I have been working with both of my dogs throughout 2022 and have seen huge improvements, however I still have goals in place for 2023. My Chihuahua, Lucy is still nervous when guests enter the house so we will be focusing our energy on this next year!
Treats – You can never have enough treats. We want to use treats to reinforce behaviours that we want to see more of. Remember, what gets rewarded, gets repeated. Treats are also an easy way to build a positive association with all sorts of things in your dog’s environment. It is essential that you always have a large supply of treats to hand, both indoors and outdoors. If we want our dogs working, we must pay accordingly. Check out Marleybones delicious natural treats. Think about what it is that reinforces and excites your dog the most. It may be a new tennis ball or a new tuggy toy. These would also be great gifts for training!
The Gift Of A Training Class / 121 Package – This is a wonderful way to commit to your new goals with extra help from a professional. Have a look for force-free trainers near you and sign yourself and your dog up to a new class! At Canine Pawtential we run a huge selection of classes or tailored 121 packages to suit your needs.
New Training Equipment – The first step towards a successful training session is ensuring you have the appropriate equipment. A few pieces we would recommend are a treat pouch, a nicely fitted Y-Shaped Harness and a 5-meter training lead to practice recall without allowing your dog to run away/over to other dogs or people.
Management Gifts – An easy way to kickstart your training programme in 2023. Have a think about what your dog seems to find stressful in their day-to-day life and implement simple management techniques to minimise this stress e.g., if your dog is barking at the window all day, pop some window film up in minutes to reduce this! If your dog is stressed in busy areas, gift them a block booking at a private secure field!