By Adam Lee-Smith
Published: 05/04/2022, edited: 05/04/2022
Training your dog to learn even basic commands like sit, stay, and speak can be
tricky and time-consuming. Depending on your pup's temperament and the commands you're working on, the training process can take weeks, and sometimes even months, especially if you're going it alone
without a qualified dog trainer.
To make your job easier (and more fun!), we sniffed out 8 nifty dog training gadgets that won't break the bank. Let's dig in!
If you love watching dog videos (who doesn't?), you've probably seen pet parents teaching their doggos to speak through recording buttons. Recordable Answer Buttons by Learning Resources are one of the most popular dog button products on the market. They're inexpensive, come in a pack of 4, and have a 7-second record time. You'll never communicate with your canine the same way again!
The Dog Treat Training Pouch by Paw Lifestyles is the "ultimutt" dog training accessory. This durable, lightweight bag can be worn over the shoulder, around the waist, or as a belt clip. It has space for treats and toys, as well as zip pockets for your valuables. One innovative aspect of this dog training bag is a built-in doggy bag dispenser for hassle-free cleaning.
Dog harnesses are one of the best training tools to teach your dog proper leash
"petiquette". Rabbitgoo's No-Pull Dog Harness has two clips: one for
anti-pulling and one for every occasion. These harnesses are made of
breathable air mesh and have reflective strips to help you spot your pup
in low light. A sturdy top handle enables you to gain quick control of
your dog. These harnesses come in a variety of colors, which makes them "pawfect" for the pup with a keen fashion sense.
The Extreme KONG Classic will help you teach even the most stubborn chewers not to tear up your living room. KONG Extremes are made of a natural rubber formula, which is specially designed for strong-jawed canines. Put some peanut butter inside a KONG Extreme, and you've got an excellent tool for crate training.
Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster is a "pawsome" way of teaching your dog
"fetch" and "come". The Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster comes in 3
different sizes, each with a maximum range of 50 feet. You can adjust the
distance if needed, making this a handy way to entertain your dog even on rainy days. You can also
load a tennis ball directly from the ground into the barrel, saving you
from having your hands covered in slobber.
Teach your doggo tons of cool tricks with The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever. This book by ace dog trainers Larry Kay and Chris Perondi is one of the best dog training books on the market. It contains 118 step-by-step guides to everything from simple tricks like "speak" to extreme stunts like "ride a skateboard". The book is well-written, beautifully designed, and a "pawpular" pick amongst pet parents.
"I wish I'd had this [book] when we first adopted Kilo." — Susie from the "Talent Hounds" YouTube channel
Clicker training is one of the best ways to train your fur-baby, so having a clicker on hand is a must. These clickers from OYEFLY are lightweight, stylish, and functional. They come with a wrist strap with a clip, so you can attach the clicker to your belt loop or your training bag. They're also reasonably priced and come in a pack of 2.
of using disposable puppy pads to train to potty train your pup? The
Indoor Dog Potty Trainer by Petmaker is ideal for pet parents who work
long hours or live in an apartment. It features 2 removable layers
with a drainage tray at the bottom to collect your dog's waste. The top
layer is turf, which will help teach your dog where to go potty when
With these handy dog training gadgets and accessories, training Tucker should be a walk in the (dog) park! Need a little extra help with training? Check out Puppr's convenient virtual dog training lessons. Download the app today to access dozens of instructional videos and chat live with a dog trainer.
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