Dog Training Equipment

Dog training equipment for sale

Dog training equipment refers to various tools and accessories used to aid in the training process of your furry friends. These include leashes, collars, training treats, clickers, training pads, agility equipment, anti-barking devices, and more. Each piece of equipment serves a unique purpose, designed to help teach your dog specific behaviors and commands, enhance their mental stimulation, and facilitate effective communication between you and your pet.

Investing in the right dog training equipment provides numerous benefits. It can make training sessions more efficient and enjoyable for both you and your dog. It can help curb unwanted behaviors, instill obedience, and even stimulate your dog’s physical and mental health. Moreover, it fosters a stronger bond between you and your dog, enhancing understanding and companionship.

At Waggs.co.za, we’re committed to offering you a wide range of high-quality, durable, and safe dog training equipment tailored to meet your dog’s specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re training a playful puppy, an energetic adult dog, or a gentle senior dog, we have something for every stage of your dog’s life.

So why wait? Equip yourself with the right tools to bring out the best in your dog. Shop now at Waggs.co.za and start a rewarding and effective training journey with your furry friend today!

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  • Petsafe 100m Standard Remote Trainer

    R2,999

    The Petsafe 100m Standard Remote Trainer available at Waggs Pet Shop is a perfect training device for dogs. With a range of 100 meters, it allows you to correct unwanted behavior from a distance and is an excellent choice for outdoor activities. The Remote Trainer is equipped with 16 levels of static stimulation and a tone only mode. This device is user-friendly and easy to operate with its push-button design and handy wrist strap. Ensure quality and reliability because the device is from Petsafe. Train your dog and achieve your desired behavior with the efficient Petsafe 100m Standard Remote Trainer.

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  • Petsafe 900m Standard Remote Trainer

    R4,999

    Looking for an effective way to train your pet? The Petsafe 900m Standard Remote Trainer from Waggs Pet Shop is your solution. With a range of 900 meters, this remote dog training collar is perfect for training your dog quickly and efficiently. Our Petsafe products are high-quality and reliable, ensuring your pet’s safety. Invest in the Petsafe 900m Standard Remote Trainer and watch your pet learn and thrive.

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  • SportDOG 1600m SportTrainer 1825 Remote Trainer

    R9,779

    Take your dog training to the next level with the SportDOG 1600m SportTrainer 1825 Remote Trainer from Waggs Pet Shop. Equipped with a 1,600 meter range and 21 levels of static correction, this trainer helps you teach your dog commands and correct bad behavior. With expandable capabilities for up to three dogs and rechargeable batteries, the SportDOG 1600m SportTrainer 1825 Remote Trainer is perfect for pet lovers who want to not only train but enjoy hunting and other outdoor activities with their dogs. Shop now at Waggs Pet Shop and take advantage of our quality-assured pet products.

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  • PetSafe Clik-R Pet Training Tool

    R99

    Looking for an effective way to train your furry friend? Look no further than the PetSafe Clik-R Pet Training Tool offered by Waggs Pet Shop. As South Africa’s go-to pet shop for quality and reliability, we understand the importance of training your pet. This clicker for dog training is a humane and effective way to communicate with your pet and teach them new behaviors. Perfect for all levels of experience, this PetSafe training tool is easy to use and will help you and your pet bond in a fun and rewarding way.

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  • SportDOG SportTrainer 700m Remote Dog Trainer

    R6,899

    The SportDOG SportTrainer 700m Remote Dog Trainer available at Waggs Pet Shop is perfect for all active pet owners. This dog training product offers various features to train your furry friend, including a 700m range, 7 levels of static stimulation, vibration and tone options, and waterproof qualities. Enjoy quality time with your pet and buy the SportDOG SportTrainer 700m Remote Dog Trainer today from Waggs Pet Shop, your trusted South African pet product supplier.

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  • SportDOG 1200m SportTrainer 1275 Remote Trainer

    Train your pet like a pro with the advanced SportDOG 1200m SportTrainer 1275 Remote Trainer available only at Waggs Pet Shop. Our remote trainer features a 1200m range, 3 modes of operation, 7 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, and a rechargeable battery. Our remote trainer is perfect for teaching your pet proper obedience or hunting. Get it now and enjoy a 1-year warranty.

    THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THE UPGRADED VERSION OF THIS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE AND CAN BE ORDERED HERE.

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  • PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer

    R3,499

    The PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer is an affordable and convenient solution for dog owners who want to transform their dog’s behavior. This innovative device uses positive reinforcement to reward your dog’s good behavior, helping to eliminate bad behaviors like excessive barking, jumping, and aggression. The remote allows you to control the trainer from up to 30 meters away, making it easy to reinforce good behavior in real-time. With the PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer from Waggs Pet Shop, you can unlock your dog’s true potential in no time.

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  • SportDOG Sporttrainer 1200m / 1600m Add-A-Dog Collar

    R4,299

    The SportDOG Sporttrainer 1200m/1600m Add-A-Dog Collar is the ultimate tool for passionate pet lovers who want to train multiple dogs at once. With a 1200m/1600m range, this product is built to provide maximum control for dog owners, and it is suitable for use in all weather conditions. Our collar is pet-friendly, with ten levels of stimulation, and safety shut-off, allowing you to customize the training programme to your dog’s needs. Get your SportDOG Sporttrainer 1200m/1600m Add-A-Dog Collar from Waggs Pet Shop today.

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  • SportDOG Orange Replacement Collar Strap

    R279

    Give your SportDOG collar a vibrant new look with the SportDOG Orange Replacement Collar Strap from Waggs Pet Shop. Made from high-quality material, this collar strap is durable, comfortable, and compatible with SportDOG remote trainers. With its vibrant orange color, your pet will stand out from the pack. Buy now and unleash your dog’s potential with this reliable SportDOG Orange Replacement Collar Strap.

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  • SportDOG Roy Gonia Mega Whistle

    R199

    Looking for the best dog whistle to train your furry friend? Look no further than the SportDOG Roy Gonia Mega Whistle available at Waggs Pet Shop. Constructed from high-quality materials, this whistle is durable and perfect for training your dog. With its powerful sound, you will be able to communicate with your pet from long distances. The SportDOG Roy Gonia Mega Whistle is easy to use and is perfect for outdoor activities. Get yours at Waggs Pet Shop and enjoy training your dog with ease.

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  • SportDOG Yellow Locator Beacon

    R299

    Keep your pet in sight no matter the lighting conditions with the SportDOG Yellow Locator Beacon from Waggs Pet Shop. Whether you’re out for a walk or camping with your furry friend, the beacon’s bright yellow color and LED light can help you find them quickly and easily. Built to last with quality materials, this locator beacon is perfect for pet lovers who want to ensure their beloved companions are always safe and secure.

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  • SportDog Jumbo Plastic Training Dummy – Orange

    R299

    The SportDog Jumbo Plastic Training Dummy – Orange is an essential tool for training your pet. Made from durable, waterproof materials, it can withstand long hours of playtime in all conditions. With its bright orange color, it’s easy to spot, making it perfect for outdoor use. Its jumbo size makes it ideal for larger breeds, making it an essential purchase for passionate pet lovers. Get yours today at Waggs Pet Shop, your one-stop-shop for high-quality pet products.

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  • SportDOG Orange Plastic Dog Dummy Trainer

    R329

    The SportDOG Orange Plastic Dog Dummy Trainer is a versatile training tool for dogs of all ages and skill levels. Ideal for use in both land and water environments, the dummy trainer is perfect for teaching your furry friend how to retrieve and hone their hunting skills. Made from high-quality plastic, it is ultra-durable and resistant to wear and tear. At Waggs Pet Shop, we believe that every dog deserves the best training products, which is why we stock only the highest quality training equipment. Buy your SportDOG Orange Plastic Dog Dummy Trainer today and see the difference it can make to your dog’s training.

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  • SportDOG Green Replacement Collar Strap

    R289

    Looking for a durable replacement collar strap for your SportDOG collar? Look no further than Waggs Pet Shop! Our SportDOG Green Replacement Collar Strap is made with high-quality materials and built to last. Designed for active dogs, it’s ideal for hiking, swimming, and any outdoor adventure. With its bright green color and SportDOG logo, it’s also a stylish choice for your furry friend. Order now and enjoy peace of mind knowing you’ve got the best replacement collar strap on the market.

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  • SportDOG SportTrainer 450 m / 700 m Add-A-Dog Collar

    R3,999

    Our SportDOG SportTrainer Add-A-Dog Collar is designed to enhance your training experience. Ideal for sport loving pet owners who are passionate about their pet’s training. The collar is compatible with the SportDOG SportTrainer 450 m and 700 m SD-425E and SD-825E models. With seven levels of stimulation, you can easily train your pet regardless of breed or size. The waterproof collar boasts a 700m line of sight range, ensuring that your pet obeys your commands even in open spaces. Give your pets the training they need by ordering the SportDOG SportTrainer Add-A-Dog Collar now at Waggs Pet Shop!

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  • Petsafe 900m Big Dog Add-A-Dog Extra Receiver Collar

    R2,099

    The Petsafe 900m Big Dog Add-A-Dog Extra Receiver Collar is a reliable and pet-friendly way to manage your big dog. Suitable for remote training and designed with your pets’ safety in mind, our collar is both effective and humane. Crafted with quality and reliability in mind, this collar is the perfect addition to your pet accessories. Order now and improve your pet’s life with the Petsafe 900m Big Dog Add-A-Dog Extra Receiver Collar from Waggs Pet Shop.

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  • Garmin Delta SE Dog Training Collar & Handheld Bundle

    R6,999

    The Garmin Delta SE Dog Training Collar & Handheld Bundle is the perfect combination for pet owners who want to train their dogs with ease. Equipped with a range of features, this bundle offers convenient, comfortable, and efficient dog training. Get durable, waterproof quality from Garmin and optimize your dog’s obedience using remote training, tone and vibration modes, and activity tracking. Order now from Waggs Pet Shop to create a better owner-pet relationship!

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  • SportDOG Black & White Plastic Dog Dummy Trainer

    R369

    Train your dog to retrieve like a pro with the SportDOG Black & White Plastic Dog Dummy Trainer. Made of high-quality materials for durability and performance, it’s perfect for teaching your dog to retrieve on land or in water. The bright coloring makes it easy to locate, and its lightweight and durable design ensures it will withstand the rigors of training. Order yours today from Waggs Pet Shop and start training your dog to be the ultimate retriever.

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  • SportDOG Blue Replacement Collar Strap

    R279

    Upgrade your dog’s collar with the SportDOG Blue Replacement Collar Strap available at Waggs Pet Shop. Made of durable and comfortable materials, this collar strap offers a reliable replacement for your dog’s worn-out collar. It is designed to withstand rough play and long-term use, ensuring your pet’s comfort while still being stylish with its blue color. Get the SportDOG Blue Replacement Collar Strap for your beloved dog from Waggs Pet Shop, where quality is our priority.

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  • PetSafe 275m Deluxe Remote Spray Trainer

    R2,999

    The PetSafe 275m Deluxe Remote Spray Trainer from Waggs Pet Shop offers a perfect solution for training your pets. With a range of up to 275m, this product comes with 15 levels of spray and tone correction, ensuring reliable results. Our commitment to quality is evident as we are an authorized reseller of PetSafe products. The PetSafe 275m Deluxe Remote Spray Trainer is not only humane but pet-friendly too, making it a preferred choice for passionate pet lovers in South Africa.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Buying the Ideal Dog Training Equipment

Training your dog can be a rewarding and bonding experience, but having the right equipment is crucial to this process. This guide will walk you through understanding your dog's unique needs and choosing the right dog training equipment.

Understanding Your Dog’s Needs

Before investing in any training equipment, it's essential to understand your dog’s individual needs.

Different Stages of a Dog's Life

Just like humans, dogs have different needs at various stages of their lives.

  • Puppies: Young puppies are like sponges, eager to learn but also full of energy and easily distracted. Patience and consistency are key at this stage. You'll need tools like chew toys, training pads, and soft, comfortable collars and leashes suitable for their size. Puppies are still growing, so equipment should be adaptable or inexpensive to replace as they grow.
  • Adult Dogs: Adult dogs might be more set in their ways, but they can still learn new behaviors and tricks. They'll need sturdy equipment that can stand up to their strength, like durable leashes, collars, and interactive toys for mental stimulation.
  • Senior Dogs: Senior dogs might not be as active as they once were, but they still benefit from mental stimulation and gentle physical activity. Their training equipment might include comfortable harnesses to support their joints and interactive toys to keep their minds sharp.

Breed-Specific Needs

Different breeds have different characteristics, energy levels, and innate abilities that can influence the type of training equipment they need.

  • Active Breeds: Breeds like Border Collies, Labrador Retrievers, and Australian Shepherds have high energy levels and may benefit from agility equipment for exercise and mental stimulation. They also tend to respond well to interactive toys and games.
  • Small Breeds: Small breeds like Chihuahuas or Poodles may not require heavy-duty equipment. Lightweight leashes and small-sized training tools would be more appropriate for them.
  • Large Breeds: Large breeds like Great Danes or Saint Bernards will need sturdy, durable equipment that can withstand their size and strength. Harnesses can be a good choice for large breeds, as they distribute pressure more evenly than a collar.
  • Working Breeds: Breeds that were developed for specific tasks, such as hunting or herding, may benefit from training equipment that taps into these natural instincts. For instance, scent attractants or herding balls can be effective tools.

By understanding your dog's unique needs based on their life stage and breed, you can ensure that you're choosing the most effective equipment for their training.

Essential Dog Training Equipment

Leashes and Collars

A good quality leash and collar are the first items on any dog training equipment list. They're crucial for teaching basic obedience commands and ensuring your dog's safety.

  • Leashes: There are different types, such as standard, retractable, and training leashes. Each serves a unique purpose and is used in different training scenarios. For instance, a standard leash is excellent for everyday use and basic obedience training, while a training leash can provide better control during training sessions.
  • Collars: Just like leashes, there are several types of collars, including flat collars, martingale collars, and harnesses. The choice depends on your dog's breed, size, behavior, and the training objectives.

Training Treats

Training treats are small, tasty rewards used to reinforce positive behavior during training sessions. They're effective because most dogs are food motivated. The key is to choose treats that your dog loves but are still healthy and low in calories since you'll be giving them frequently during training.

Clickers

Clicker training is a method of positive reinforcement training that uses a small device that makes a distinctive 'click' sound. The sound is used to mark the exact moment the dog performs the desired behavior. The 'click' is then followed by a reward, usually a treat, to reinforce the behavior. This method can be highly effective because the 'click' sound is consistent and faster than verbal cues, helping the dog to quickly understand which behavior is being rewarded.

Training Pads

Training pads are essential, especially when house training puppies or older dogs that are new to living indoors. They're usually made of absorbent material and designed to draw moisture away from the surface, keeping your floors clean.

Training pads can be placed in a designated area in the house where your dog can 'go' when they can't go outside. They're also great for apartment living where outdoor access may be limited. With consistency, positive reinforcement, and patience, training pads can help significantly reduce house-training accidents.

Remember, each dog is unique, and what works best will depend on your dog's individual needs and the specific training goals you have set.

Specialized Training Equipment

Agility Equipment

Agility equipment provides a wonderful way for dogs to get exercise, mental stimulation, and learn new skills. It's particularly beneficial for high-energy breeds that need lots of exercise to stay happy and healthy. Agility training involves navigating a course with a variety of obstacles, including:

  • Tunnels: Dogs learn to run through them, which can be a fun challenge and a great confidence booster.
  • Hurdles: Jumping over hurdles helps improve a dog's coordination, timing, and physical fitness.
  • Weave poles: Weaving in and out of a line of poles is a complex skill that can help enhance a dog's focus and agility. It's worth noting that while agility training can be a competitive sport, you don't have to compete to enjoy its benefits. You can set up agility equipment in your backyard for a fun and engaging way to exercise and train your dog.

Anti-Barking Devices

Excessive barking can be a challenging behavior to manage. Fortunately, there are several types of anti-barking devices that can help:

  • Ultrasonic devices: These emit a high-frequency sound that dogs find unpleasant but is inaudible to humans. When the dog barks, the device emits the sound, which discourages the dog from continuing to bark.
  • Spray collars: These collars release a harmless but distracting spray of citronella when the dog barks, deterring them from barking further.
  • Vibration collars: These collars vibrate when the dog barks. The sensation is not harmful but serves as a deterrent.

It's important to remember that these devices should be used in conjunction with positive reinforcement training, not as a standalone solution. Furthermore, excessive barking can often be a symptom of an underlying issue, such as anxiety or boredom, which should be addressed.

Invisible Fences

Invisible fences are an innovative tool for boundary training. They allow your dog to roam freely within a designated area without the need for physical fences. Here's how they work:

A wire is buried around the perimeter of the designated area, and a transmitter is connected to the wire. Your dog wears a collar that communicates with the transmitter. If your dog gets too close to the boundary, the collar emits a warning beep. If your dog continues to move closer to the boundary, the collar will deliver a harmless but surprising static correction.

Invisible fences can be a great solution for giving your dog freedom while ensuring they stay safe. However, proper training is crucial to help your dog understand the system and react appropriately to the warning signals.

Choosing the Right Equipment: Tips and Tricks

Quality Over Quantity

In a world of endless choices, it's tempting to buy every dog training gadget on the market. However, it's smarter to invest in a few essential, high-quality pieces that will last. Durability is key, especially considering dogs can be quite tough on their toys and training equipment. Well-made items might have a higher upfront cost, but they'll save you money in the long run as they won't need frequent replacement.

Comfort and Safety

Dog training should be a positive experience for both you and your furry friend. Therefore, always put your dog's comfort and safety first when choosing training equipment. Avoid any items that could potentially harm your dog, like choke chains or shock collars. Opt for equipment that is designed with the dog's well-being in mind. For example, when selecting a collar, it should fit snugly but not be too tight; you should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and your dog's neck.

Training Goals

Your training goals should dictate the type of equipment you need. If you're focusing on basic obedience, a good quality leash, collar, and training treats may be sufficient. If you're working on agility, you might need to invest in specialized equipment like tunnels and hurdles. And if you're training a hunting dog, scent attractants might be on your shopping list. By identifying your training objectives upfront, you can ensure that you're only purchasing equipment that will truly be useful.

Remember, buying the right dog training equipment isn't just about making your life easier. It's about making the training process more enjoyable and effective for your dog, too.

Conclusion

Training your dog doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right equipment tailored to your dog's individual needs, it can be a fun and rewarding journey for both of you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most essential dog training equipment?

A good leash and collar are fundamental. They're used in almost all forms of training.

Is expensive dog training equipment always better?

Not necessarily. While quality often comes with a higher price, it's important to research and read reviews to ensure you're getting good value for your money.

Can I train my dog without any special equipment?

Basic obedience and commands can certainly be taught with minimal equipment. However, specialized training or behavior correction may require specific tools.

How do I know if the equipment is safe for my dog?

Always read product descriptions and reviews. If in doubt, consult with your vet or a professional dog trainer.

What if my dog doesn't respond to the training equipment I've chosen?

Every dog is unique. If your dog isn't responding well to a particular piece of equipment, it might be worth trying a different approach or consulting a professional for advice.