For training will require the following: collar and leash. You can use an ordinary metal collar, which should be fixed in place so as not to disturb the dog and do not erase its neck during a jerk. Some trainers prefer to use a leather collar and switch to a metal only after the dog gains the necessary self-confidence. In any case, inexperienced owners can advise just a leather collar.
At least two pieces of linen in the size of a meter per meter. One of them should be rolled into a tube with a diameter of 6-7 centimeters. Sausage is also made of burlap with a piece of rubber located inside that is hard but elastic. You can use a piece of rubber tube. Sleeve for puppies, which can, in principle, be used at the initial stage of training an adult dog. This sleeve is soft and the dog is easier to grab it than the official adult sleeve.
Hard sleeves, one or more flexible whips or sticks that meet the latest standards. Six shelters behind which the assistant trainer can hide. Shelters can be made of plywood, sheet metal or other material. The main thing is that they are tall and long enough so that a person can completely hide behind them. Trainer's overalls. Safety distance.
The so-called safety distance is the distance within which the dog perceives the stimulus proposed by the trainer as a danger. Let us explain this important point in more detail. An untrained dog shows absolute indifference or, at best, moderate curiosity towards a stranger who gesticulates or shouts, say, 30 meters from her. However, as this distance decreases, the dog becomes more and more alert and more closely follows the movement of the stranger.
When he finally goes beyond the safety line, the dog reacts to the stimulus in one of two ways: with aggressiveness or flight. Just say, if a dog is prone to escape - this does not mean that it is not suitable for defensive service. The fact is that flight is the most common reaction. Under natural conditions, any animal prefers to flee from the danger of escape, rather than engage in combat. This reaction is the most rational and thus most favorable for the preservation of itself and its species. We will not even blame our dog unconsciously for cowardice if, in response to the first provocations, she would prefer to flee. Many dogs, starting with such a reaction, subsequently reach great heights in the matter of defensive service. Returning to the issue of safety distance, it should be said that it varies depending on the breed, and quite significantly. It is important that the trainer identifies it at the first lesson.