General Class Information
We use ordinary flat collars and, where appropriate, prong collars — no choke chains, gentle leaders or harnesses. We also require that students use 6-foot flat leashes, not flexis. (Hotdiggity Dog keeps a small inventory of leather leashes for sale to students.)
We train using mainly positive reinforcement and so we ask our students to bring a lot of very small, soft treats to class, as well as a toy that the dog likes (or has the potential to be liked!).
During the warm weather months we hold our classes outdoors on privately owned fenced land or in local parks. In the cold weather we teach in a private horse arena on Dunrobin Road.