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Training Crash Course With Feet & Paws

Welcome to Feet & Paws’ 21 Day Training Crash Course

Over the span of this course, you’ll receive helpful dog training tips, fun canine and human fitness training exercises, and a collection of other healthy living ideas. They’ll also be something a little extra in this training crash course’s last lesson 😉.

 

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Training Equipment Checklist

Before we hit the ground running, you’ll need to gather a few things:

Dog Training Equipment Checklist
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High-Value Treats

Steak, chicken, and cheese are common favorites among most dogs.

Avoid treats with dyes, sugars, and corn syrup.

Whatever you use, prepare the treats into pea-sized pieces before you train.

Collar

Your dog’s collar should fit so that only your flat index and middle finger fit between the collar and your dog’s neck. In other words, snug, not loose, and not tight. I recommend a buckle or martingale collar but you may use an Easy Walk, Prong Collar, Harness, or Halti’s for dogs that insist on pulling.

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Lead(s)

Often referred to as a lead, 6-foot nylon, leather, or for chewers, chain-link leash, as well as 15-foot leash for small dogs and 20-foot leash for large dogs. No Flexi or Retractable Leads! They don’t allow you to communicate clearly with your dog and don’t allow you to gain (re)control if needed.

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Water

Always have some available for you and your dog.

Don’t forget to offer it to your pup throughout your training session.

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Your Dog’s “Bed”

This can be their bed (something elevated or with some height is best) but a towel or bath mat large enough for them to lay down on can also work.

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A Carpet(ed Room)

If you don’t have a carpet(ed room) available, a yoga mat for (you and) your dog will do the trick. You just want to make sure they have a non-slip surface under their feet.

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Tug Toy

This is a great tool to teach your dog several behaviors while also burning off energy. More on this later.

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Treat Pouch

Don’t train without it! Resist the urge to shove treats in your pocket or carry the treats in their (crinkly) bag.

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Kennel

Vital to help potty and crate train your puppy/dog. Just remember — It is not a place of punishment.

Canine and Human Fitness Equipment Checklist
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Gym Shoes and/or Athletic Clothes (HFE)

Good posture and stability starts at your feet so make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear for exercise.

Comfortable, stretchy movement is also ideal when working out.

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High-Value Treats

Steak, chicken, and cheese are common favorites among most dogs.

Avoid treats with dyes, sugars, and corn syrup.

Whatever you use, prepare the treats into pea-sized pieces before you train.

🐾

A Carpet(ed Room)

An entire room or even an area or throw rug would work.

If you don’t have a carpet(ed room) available, a yoga mat for (you and) your dog will do the trick.

You just want to make sure they have a non-slip surface under your dog’s feet.

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Weights and/or Resistance Bands (HFE)

Use EXTREME caution when using any piece of fitness equipment around your pets!

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Unstable Surfaces For Your Dog (CFE)

Canine fitness equipment or throw pillows, couch cushions, couch.

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Stable, Uneven Surfaces For Your Dog (CFE)

(Non-slippery) books, foot stools, irritation valve box, and/or ottomans.

Hurdles (CFE)

Hurdles are wonderful, versatile tools: Jump, crawl, cavaletti, back, etc.

Don’t have any hurdles? View my -DIY Hurdle Solution Here-

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Tug Toy (CFE)

Playing tug is a great activity that can actually help teach your dog several behaviors while also burning off energy.

More on this later.

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Water

Always have some available for you and your dog.

Don’t forget to offer it to your pup throughout your training session.

HFE: Human Fitness Equipment.      CFE: Canine Fitness Equipment

Fitness Classes With Your Dog
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Private Dog Training
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Dog Training Classes
Canine Only Fitness Classes

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Online Training Videos
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Personal Training
Private Human Fitness Training

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Over the next three weeks, you’ll get helpful dog training tips and tutorials, fun canine and human fitness training exercises, and a collection of other healthy living guides right to your inbox 😉.

You’ll also receive additional dog and fitness training pointers, cute and inspirational stories, and my in-person and online class and pack walk schedule through my regular Fun Feet Pawblication©.