A 6' Leather Leash and either a Pinch (Prong) Collar, or Choke Chain.
Training equipment is intended to get the dog started in the right direction.
Once the desired behavior is achieved it would no longer be needed.
Proper Training Equipment and knowledge of its correct use is conducive
to having a well trained dog.
The following items will not be permitted for use in the class: • Leashes that are too short, too wide or too narrow for the dog being trained • Choke chains that are too large or too long for the dog being trained • Pinch collars that are too heavy or too thin for the intended dog • Nylon leashes, nylon or buckle collars, and harnesses
If you have questions, call us before purchasing your equipment from a store.
Dogsiwithout proper equipment will not be allowed to participate in our program.
Dogs will be fitted with the correct leash and collar at time of registration.
The necessary training equipment for the class can be purchased through JCM's. Training equipment can also be purchased at most pet shops and feed stores. Equipment purchased through JCM'sis fully guaranteed.
Items and prices listed below.
Our pure Latigo hand crafted Leather leashes are manufactured at JCM's. This allows us to keep the cost down. Leashes purchased through JCM's are guaranteed for life. All of our leashes are 6' long and come in a variety widths.
*If the leash gets chewed, it will be repaired free of charge. (We can no longer replace leashes, free of charge, that have been chewed.) *If the leash breaks as a result of a defect in the leather, it will be replaced free of charge. If your leash has to be replaced, we just ask that you bring the hook.
The Pinch or Prong collar is excellent for dogs that pull or have a dominate nature. Developed by a Veterinarian, it is actually 3 collars in 1. The primary function of the Pinch collar is to simulate the Mother dog, or a dominate dog taking control. (When a dog controls another dog, he put his mouth on the other dog's neck. Dogs instinctively recognize what this means.)
Because the Pinch collar is designed to be a temporary training tool, collars purchased through us will be bought back for the full purchase price when no longer needed. JCM's only carries the Herm Sprenger brand. These collars come in a variety of sizes.
Extra Large (for dogs 100 pounds and over): ....$42.00 Large (for dogs 80 to 99 pounds): .................$37.00 Medium (for dogs 26 to 79 pounds): ..............$25.00 Small (for dogs 12 to 25 pounds): .................$25.00 Micro (for dogs 1 to 11 pounds): .................. $28.50 *The Micro Pinch's are custom made and special ordered* *We keep them in stock for our small fry*
←Small dog wearing a Micro Pinch training collar.
The natural instincts of how dogs control other dogs. The Golden Retriever puppy controlling the Jack Russell.
The Choke Chain is for dogs that need lite control. The choke is also used as a transition collar from the Pinch collar. The Choke chain should never used on a strong, powerful dog because, if the dog pulls hard enough, it could damage the windpipe.
A properly fitted Choke chain should be snug over the largest part of the dog's head. Sizes 26 and 28: $12.00 Sizes 22 and 24: $10.00 Sizes 18 and 20: $8.00 Sizes 14 and 16: $6.00 Sizes 10 and 12: $5.00
**Aggressive dogs will be required to wear a Muzzle when starting Group Classes, or Private Lessons. If the dog shows aggression once training begins, a Muzzle would be required before the dog could continue in the program.
Below is the type of Muzzle we recommend. Once the dog no longer needs the Muzzle, JCM's will purchase it from the owner for the original purchase price.
Wire Basket Muzzle
Wire Basket Dog Muzzles are used by the Humane Society, Professional Dog Trainers and Dog trainers. As a training tool wire muzzle discourage dogs from biting, eating unwanted objects or to heal from oral procedures.
How to measure your dog for this muzzle:
Length - measure your dog from the eyes to the tip of his nose.
Circumference - measure just below the dogs eyes at the widest part, go all the way around the snout. Measure your dog approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch below eyes.
Note: for circumference measurements only, add in 1/2" to 1" inches
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This is why we don't use harnesses and buckle collars to train dogs. These devices were not designed to train dogs.
Quite the opposite.
• Harnesses are designed to teach dogs to pull.
• Buckle collars will not stop a dog from pulling. It will only damage the dog's windpipe.
We start most dogs off with the pinch collar.
If anyone ever watched a Mama dog correct her puppy, they would see her put her teeth on the puppy's neck. The pinch collar is a great training tool that mimics what the Mother dog or a dominate dog does to influence another dog. If you are going to train, then train from the dog's perspective. Once rules, boundaries, and respect are established, the collar is no longer needed. Treat training makes the command optional. Also, I have never seen a dog give another dog a treat to do something. 99% of the people that come to our classes have tried Positive Reinforcement first. Jcm's Dog Training.
This Website Updated: 6-22-2023 All information contained in this website is current, and up to date
JCM's Obedience Training Program adheres to the regulations and standards set forth by the AKC (American Kennel Club).