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Leashes & Collars - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Your dog should always have a collar on so they’re easier to grab a hold of.  Avoid metal leashes & collars, which can be dangerous.  Invest in a nice leather leash, but get cheap collars until your pup’s done growing

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Kong & Squirrel Dude

Hollow chewtoys can be stuffed with food, making them very interesting to your dogs.  Your dog is going to chew, so you should show them what you want them to chew.

Shopping List For a New Puppy

Once you have completed your doggy education, it is time to shop for your prospective puppy. Many training books, pet stores, and dog catalogs display an awesome and confusing array of doggy products and training equipment. Consequently, I have listed a number of essentials with personal preferences in parentheses. 1. Books and DVDs about puppy behavior and training (instructions for use) 2. Dog crate (Vari Kennel), and maybe an exercise pen or baby gate barrier 3. At least six chewtoys to stuff with kibble and treats (The Kong Company’s Kong and Biscuit Ball, Premier’s Squirrel Dude and Football, and sterilized long bones are the best.) 4. Doggy toilet (Construct your own — turf in a litter pan) 5. Water bowl (Only buy your pup a food bowl once he is socialized, well-trained, and has impeccable household manners.) 6.

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