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Dog Behavior: Products & Training Tools

Dogs Rule!
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Cami Smalley

on 24 November 2014

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Transcript of Dog Behavior: Products & Training Tools

puppies!
Harnesses
THUNDERSHIRT
Collars
Toys or food items intended to sustain long term chewing.
Dog must work to get treats or food out of the toy.
Some are safe for unsupervised use.
Chew Toys
Treat/Food Dispensing
BEST ONE!
Interactive Toys
Toys
Nylabone options galore...
AVOID
Greenies
Nylabone Edibles
Paragon Dental Brushes
& CATS TOO
Training Accessories for Dogs
Strengths
Toys intended for use with dogs and not by dogs on their own.
Weaknesses
Typically not safe or intended for unsupervised use.
Throw it, throw it, THROW IT!
Let's run...!
Nylon Muzzle
Patterned after similar caps used in horses. Reduces stimuli by dulling vision. The dog can still see, but it is less detailed and vibrant.
Ideal for:
Short periods of time only! Events that require muzzling (vet, grooming).
Wraps around the muzzle and secures snugly behind the ears. Completely limits the dogs ability to open their mouth (cannot pant or drink water).
PLEASE NOTE:
Dogs must be conditioned to wear a muzzle. Introduce slowly (similar to a gentle leader) using treats and positive reinforcement.
BEST ONE!
Calming Cap
Basket Muzzle
PLEASE NOTE:
Muzzle needs to provide room for dog to open its mouth and pant comfortably.
Muzzles
Flat Collars
Most common collar, lays flat against the neck, no restriction.
Ideal For:
Everyday wear, attaching ID tags, walking (if the dog does not pull), tie out. Safe to be worn during play and exercise.
Flat collars should span two neck vertebrae and not slip over the head.
BEST ONE!
Martingale/Check Choke
Restricts slightly with tension, loose enough to be comfortable with a slack leash.
Must be large enough to slip over the head and then adjusted so that two fingers fit comfortably under the collar on the neck. RC Pet version does not need to go over the head. The two D rings should not touch even when tension is applied. Not to be worn by dogs under
6
months
of age.
Ideal For:
Recommended for Greyhounds, Whippets and dogs where the neck is thicker than the head. Excellent training collar. Safer than slip or pinch collars. Not to be used for
tie out unless on the “dead” ring.
Prong/Pinch
Slip/Choke
Prong/Pinch
Restricts slightly with tension, has prongs that point into the dog's neck mimicking a scruff correction from another dog.
Ideal For.................................................................
Training for the appropriate dog with a trainer. Requires physical exertion. Not safe for play, exercise or unsupervised daily wear.
Not for dogs under 6 months old.
Must unhitch a link to place on dog’s neck. Do not slip collar over dog’s head. Links may be removed or added to ensure proper fit. Must be large enough to slip over the head. Available in chain, quick release and plastic
(Pro Training Collar by Starmark).
The two D rings should not touch
when tension is applied.
Head Collar
Mimics a muzzle correction from another dog. Also functions like a halter, helping to guide the dog by the head.

Dog should be able to pant, drink, bark, etc when worn. Must condition dog to wear, using treats and positive reinforcement. Must be sized to fit snug behind the ears and loosely enough around the muzzle
to
allow panting, drinking, etc but not slip over the end
of
the nose.
Ideal For:
Dogs that pull, are reactive
or suffer from fear/anxiety.

Helps to redirect the dogs attention by using their forward motion against them.
Mesh Harness
Soft, breathable mesh that does not put pressure on the dog’s neck. Neck opening must fit over the head. Will not discourage pulling.
Ideal for:
Puppies under 6 months & small dogs. Safe for play and exercise, but not unsupervised daily wear.
BEST ONE!
Step-in Harness
Harness opens completely to allow the dog to “step into” the harness. Must be adjusted to allow two fingers under each strap.
Will not discourage pulling.
Ideal for:
Puppies under 6 months & small to medium sized dogs (50-60lbs). Large dogs that do not pull when walking. Safe for play and exercise.
BEST ONE!
Roman Harness
Harness partially opens, requiring the harness to go over the dog’s head. Must be adjusted to allow two fingers under each strap. Will not discourage pulling. Hard to be backed out of.
Ideal for:
Puppies under 6 months & small to medium sized dogs (50-60lbs). Large dogs that do not pull when walking. Safe for play and exercise.
BEST ONE!
puppies!
puppies!
Easy Walk
Anti-pulling Harness
Limited restriction in the front causes the harness to tighten and guide the dog to the side when they pull. Should fit snuggly, allowing two fingers between the strap and the dog.
Ideal for:
Dogs or puppies that pull. Older or physically limited owners. Use with training to be fully effective.
BEST ONE!
Sporn Harness
Anti-Pulling
Consistent restriction lifts the dog’s chest and pulls down on the collar when they pull. Should fit snug, allowing two fingers between all straps. Use slider to adjust the corded straps.
Ideal for:
Dogs or puppies that pull. Older or physically limited owners. Use with training to be fully effective.
BEST ONE!
RC Pet Harness
Anti-Pulling
BEST ONE!
Ideal for:
Dogs or puppies that pull. Older or physically limited owners. Use with training to be fully
effective.
Limited restriction on the back lifts the chest and causes the harness to tighten when the dog pulls. Padded front piece offers additional comfort.
Leads
Coupler
Makes a single ended leash into a double ended leash. Use with collars
or
harnesses. Not recommended for use with retractable leashes.
Ideal For:
Walking two dogs at once.
CAUTION: Dogs must be comfortable with each other and
trained not to pull.
BEST ONE!
Nylon Leash
Available in 4ft and 6ft lengths.
6ft is most commonly used and is the standard training length.
Can be used as a tether as well as a leash.
Ideal for:
Training, walking, daily use...
6ft for puppies, potty training, adult dogs...
4ft for bigger dogs...
Ideal For:
Training, walking, daily use.
Leash chewers, however training is recommended.
Tab Leash
Walk two dogs at once!
Ideal For:
Fear and anxiety: car rides, loud noises, storms, vet trips.
Can be used with other calming aids or alone.
Optimal wear time
is 20 minutes.
Ideal for:
Walking two dogs at once.
CAUTION: Dogs must be comfortable with each other and trained not to pull. Best if used with dogs trained not to pull.
Retractable
Leash
Available in cord and belt styles and various lengths. Follow package instructions on weight limits.

Not recommended for puppies as it encourages pulling.
Good for adult dogs that have basic training and are responsive to their owners.

Available in 2 and 3 clips, in different lengths
Slip Leash
Clipless leash that goes over the head and offers consistent restriction when pressure is applied
Chain Leash
Available in 4ft and 6ft lengths.
Discourages chewing on the leash,
but is uncomfortable to use.
Available in cord and belt styles and various lengths. Follow package instructions on weight limits.

Not recommended for puppies as it encourages pulling.
Good for adult dogs that have basic training and are responsive to their owners.

Offer adjustable length as well as multiple handles. May also offer a double clip or a body wrap feature.

Allows for
hands free walking, training, or walking
multiple dogs.

Multi-Function
Leash
Patterned after compression vests used on autistic patients. Subtle pressure comforts the dog and calms the nervous system by initiating the release of endorphins.
Ideal for:
FEAR & ANXIETY:
car rides, loud noises, storms, vet trips.

OPTIMAL WEAR TIME is 20 minutes.
Can be used with other calming aids
or alone.
Only activates when the dog barks and administers a static shock. One size fits all, waterproof and shock resistant. Tone only mode as well as 4 education (increasing shock intensity) modes.
Ideal for:
Excessive barking not caused by fear.
Use with training for optimal effectiveness.
Ideal For:
Excessive barking not caused by fear. Use with training for optimal effectiveness.

Activates when the dog barks. Offers three options of stimulation and 6 levels within each (18 total). Increases static shock level with each subsequent bark. Resets to pre-established level once barking stops.
Einstein
Barkless Collar
PetSafe Bark Control Collar
Considered “interactive” as the toy interacts with the dog by dispensing food/treats. Provides mental stimulation.
dog only
dog + human
Got em...what's next?
Antlers . Bully Stick . Rawhide . Himalayan chew
Fits over the muzzle and secures snuggly behind the ears. Allows the dog to pant, drink water and take treats.
Ideal for:
On walks for reactive dogs, trips to the vet, grooming, during training for reactive dogs.
This cap can help:
In stressful situations:
car rides, loud noises,
vet, grooming, storms
Reduce reactivity
Reduce anxiety
Overcome fearfulness
Increase confidence

COMFY FIT FOR ANXIOUS DOG
Calming herbs and flower essences can be helpful at naturally reduce anxiety

IDEAL FOR
Fearful & anxious dogs and:
emergencies (auto accidents, dog fight, disturbing incident)
car rides
loud noises
storms
vet visits
grooming
separation anxiety
Can be used with other calming aids or alone
Herbal
Supplementation
PLEASE NOTE
The effectiveness will vary based on the individual dog and situation.
Alternative
Solutions for Calming Aides
Dog-Appeasing
Pheromones
A chemical that is a synthetic analogue (or version) of a
hormone produced by nursing canine mothers
Ideal for:
Fearful & anxious dogs and:
car rides
loud noises
storms
vet visits
grooming
separation anxiety
Available in sprays, diffusers, wipes and collars.
Pheromones are natural chemicals given off by nursing mothers and believed to promote calm and secure behavior with puppies, and also in establishing the bond between
mother and pup.
Now we will discuss products to address
leash pulling, aggressive behaviors, fear, and/or anxiety issues in dogs (and some cat products)
The following products have been designed to help keep dogs (cats) stimulated, and incorporate interactive play time, and reduce overall stress/anxiety
Calming herbs used may include: valerian root, passion flower, skullcap, chamomile, oat flower, lemon balm. May also use the amino acid, L-Tryptophan.

Flower essences do not interfere with other drugs

“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.”
-Dr. Edward Bach
physician in 1900s in England
You should be able to slip two fingers between the collar and the dog’s neck (knuckles to the neck) when properly sized.
puppies that pull!
Not to be worn by dogs under 6 months of age. Should never be used with shy, fearful, reactive or aggressive dogs.
Freedom Harness
Anti-Pulling
Contains a control loop on the back of the harness, which tightens gently
to
discourage pulling. Two options for connecting the leash to the harness.
Ideal for:
Puppies and dogs that pull.

Warranty:
Company will replace up to two chewed straps for free, no questions asked (mailed direct to company)

BEST ONE!
Not designed to help stop pulling
dogs that pull!

LARZ Hands-Free!

Hands free leash system with:
Thick & padded belt/waist band
Shock absorbing leash
Detachable leash handle
Quick release snaps

3 places to attach the dog/s
Allows for walking multiple dogs
The leash is modular, it has two components; one for dog at short distance from handler, longer extension for giving dog more space.

TWO LEASH OPTIONS IN ONE!
Detachable handle allows dog to be walked without belt too!
Padded waist band for comfortable fit!
Longer extension used here
with dogs hooked on side
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