Items in RED are REQUIRED.
Other items are strongly recommended.
The equipment you choose can mean the difference between a productive class and not. If you deviate from this list, your training will be affected.
In the interest of keeping our classes running smoothly, PLEASE come prepared by bringing all the required supplies. Thank you!
*One of these EXACT harnesses is required.
The Blue 9 Balance harness is significantly better. It can be adjusted significantly more, to fit all body types. The Pet-Safe one tends to be loose in the shoulders.
Harnesses that clip over the shoulders are NOT allowed.
Click HERE for an additional, detailed harness guide, including banned harnesses.
6 Foot Leash
We highly recommend a 2-handled leash (linked) for superior control! However, any 6' leash is okay.
*NO retractable leashes allowed!
WET & GROSS Treats ONLY!
Bring at LEAST TWICE as many as you think you need! Many people run out!
WET (not just "soft") treats are required, such as hot dogs or FreshPet. *no cooked chicken due to shredding messes.
We understand that treats like Zukes, BilJax, pupperoni, and other soft treats work great at home. However, REGULAR DOG TREATS will NOT WORK around high distractions! People that disregard this end up FRUSTRATED because their dog won't listen!
Our preference is the Doggone Good or PetSafe pouches. However, the type of treat pouch is an entirely personal preference, you don't have to go with this exact one.
You can even use an apron instead! They work FANTASTIC & are under $1!
The only one we strongly discourage is the all-plastic “pop-ware" pouch.
NO purses or fanny packs allowed.
A clicker accelerates learning, making training FASTER and more efficient!
You can choose any clicker. However, you will quickly learn that you need 5 hands to dog train. Make it easier with the Clicker Ring! You can purchase one in class!
We discourage "box" type clickers as they are loud and scare some dogs.
*Required for HOME use.
Longlines greatly help assist us in obtaining off-leash reliability!
*TTK9 advises AGAINST tying dogs out if they are unsupervised!
Headcollar or neck collar
Headcollars are STRONGLY PREFERRED.
You are not required to have a headcollar or martingale. Front clip harnesses are enough (as long as they have a back clip, too!). With that said, some of my picks are listed below.
NO flat-buckle collars are permitted in class as the walking collar (the collar that the leash is clipped on). A martingale is a good alternative.
This is generally our preference. However, dogs that rush the end of the leash hard should go with the Gentle Leader.
This option is the best for most dogs that rush the end of the leash. Otherwise, go with a Halti.
We recommend the Martingale style collar over all other styles of collars due to HUGE safety advantages!