Training Equipment

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Food Toys

Food toys keep your pup-dog busy in the best way possible. The classic food toy is The Kong. But there are many food toys on the market, plus recipes for stuffing them depending on your dog’s taste preferences. Here are a few other that we love: Snoop Treat Dispensing Toy.

Training Treat Bag

We recommend having a treat pouch for easier training. We like this one because it is roomy, has extra pockets and a magnetic closure. Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch

No-Pull Harness

Do your shoulders a favor and purchase a No-Pull harness (also called a “front clipping” harness) to make leash walks easier with your pup-dog. The leash attaches to the O-ring on the dog’s chest with a No-Pull Harness.
The Top 3 harnesses we recommend are:

Hands Free Leashes

We LOVE these belted leashes that free up your hands! The leash attaches to your waist and makes training so much easier!

Training Books

Dog training is an entirely unregulated industry, and there’s a fair amount of crazy advice out there that can do more harm than good for your pup. Here’s 3 of our favorite books to give you guidance.

Life Skills for Puppies

“Life Skills for Puppies” by veterinary behaviorists Dr. Helen Zulch and Dr. Daniel Mills. This is the #1 book we recommend for all new puppy owners. It’s easy-to-read and will give you deeper information on all the topics we discuss in puppy class.

A Guide to Living With & Training a Fearful Dog

“A Guide to Living With & Training a Fearful Dog” by professional trainer Debbie Jacobs, who began her odyssey with fearful dogs by rescuing one following Hurricane Katrina. Her stories are encouraging and her advice is very sound. Check out her website (fearfuldogs.com) and her Fearful Dogs Facebook Group.

Treating Separation Anxiety

“Treating Separation Anxiety” by our friend and local expert, Malena DeMartini. Her book is the single best resource available for this complex behavior issue. Several of Bravo’s trainers have studied with Malena, and we use her training protocols in our work with dogs who suffer from separation disorders.

BravoPup Handouts

Life Skills for Puppies

Our easy-to-read handouts cover the top issues that we help our clients with every day. Feel free to download the PDFs and share them with your pup-lovin’ friends.
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Live Remote Instruction

Our Live Remote instruction uses the zoom platform to teach live, not pre-recorded, classes. This is the perfect way to benefit from group training for those dogs that are not yet ready for in-person classes. 

Your highly educated and experienced instructor Holden Svirsky, CTC, CSAT, is a graduate of ‘The Academy for Dog Trainers’ and has developed these classes specifically for remote learning. 

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Covid-19 Protocols

Safe, Effective Solutions During COVID-19

Covid-19 protocols are continually changing. We are aware that many industries are relaxing their mask wearing requirements. We are also aware that there are people who teach and attend our classes with compromised immune systems. For these reasons our instructors continue to wear masks and we ask our students to do so as well. We do our best to provide the best training experience possible and use speaker/microphones in the locations where the ability to hear is affected by the use of masks by the instructor. 

We are incredibly grateful for all of our clients, and are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy as we navigate these ever changing times!