WE DISCUSS THE BIG, AND OFTEN CONTROVERSIAL, TOPIC OF TRAINING TOOLS – WHY SOME PEOPLE USE THEM AND OTHERS DON’T, HOW THERE IS A CORRECT AND INCORRECT PROGRESSION AND USE OF TRAINING TOOLS. AND WHY IT ISN’T THE TOOL ITSELF THAT IS DANGEROUS
- Talk on different training tools: slip leash, chain, martingale, prong, e-collar, head-halter, harness (front clip/back clip), flat collar
- Why training tools are only one step in the many of correct training methods. A lead and collar is a form of control primarily and control is important for safety measures. Using a variety of reward based methods alongside it will create a happy health dog with respect for it’s handler.
- There is also the correct progression of training tools. The correct use of tools.
- Why even the tools regarded as “safe”, have their flaws and risks as well as those regarded as “dangerous”.
- As well as seeking professional help with using the tools and why it’s important to never stop progressing and improving on your communication without tools between you and your dog.
- You can be too tool dependant and this can be extremely dangerous for you and your dog.
- Generally it is not the tool itself that is dangerous, but the human using it incorrectly or for the wrong reasons.