A flirt pole is a stick with a tug toy attached to the end of it. You can use it to play and have fun but we also use it to teach the dog ‘proximity’. What we mean by proximity is where your dog should ‘play’ when left off the leash. Keeping your dog close to you at all times helps with loose leash walking should you want to get to that point.
These toys help with training your dog to leave certain things alone. Whether its your favourite shoes or your furniture, a squeaky tug of war toy can help distract them and train them to obey the ‘leave it’ cue.
A licky mat is a silicone suction mat that you can add your dogs favourite spread to. Whether its peanut butter or vegemite, just smear it on and help your dog bring down the level of their anxiety. We sometimes use it to help dogs get in to the car, or keep them calm while they’re driving.
any ball can be used to excite your dog to improve their obedience. I know that may sound counter productive. When we train any dog, we want them to respond in any environment. Even if they’re super excited. We use balls to get dogs super excited and then continue to train them to ensure they can respond.