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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 01:42 AM
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@Wild Wolf: Congrats on the Geistwasser (Facewasher!) pup Jen and Bill are awesome to deal with! (I have an Arrek x Ayla pup) Jen recently mentioned to me that there was another puppy buyer from Canada recently.

The Schutzhund equipment supplier All K-9 is very good to deal with and is affiliated with Dogsport Gear (Schutzhund equipment, Police k9 equipment supplier , dog equipment, dog harness) when it's a Canadian order. They carry the exact same gear but it is shipped out of Langley BC.

I use the 2.25mm Herm Sprenger Stainless Steel Prong and I bought extra links to expand it as I need to and I use a 4' 5/8" wide leather leash from Hortons Quality K9 (hortonsquality.com) with a Herm Sprenger French Scissor clip that is easy to manipulate in the cold Alberta prairie winters when I have mittens on.


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Wire crate. (Want one with a divider.)
Prong collar. (For everday use and for Schutzhund)
Harness. (For Schutzhund)
Leashes. (For tracking/Schutzhund)

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Horton's is nice, but I find them very exspensive.

I think AllK9, Dog Sport Gear, Hallmark, etc. have the same quality for less money. Plus, bonus is Dog Sport Gear won't charge you shipping fees if your order is over $99.99.

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Also, the scissor clip, have you had any issues with them breaking? Making the collar weak at all? I know Leerburg had some information on them and will not sell them now.

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Also, the scissor clip, have you had any issues with them breaking? Making the collar weak at all? I know Leerburg had some information on them and will not sell them now.
I don't have any clips on the prong collar. The French scissor clip is on my leather leash from Hortons and it is about 3.5" (8cm) long! The clip is so massive that it hurts like the dickens when you accidentally clip your finger...
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Sorry, I just re-read your post and realized it was the leash.. lol.

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@Wild Wolf: Congrats on the Geistwasser (Facewasher!) pup Jen and Bill are awesome to deal with! (I have an Arrek x Ayla pup) Jen recently mentioned to me that there was another puppy buyer from Canada recently.
Thank you!! I am SO very proud to be taking home a Geistwasser pup - Bill and Jen have been fantastic thus far! My pup is from their S Litter out of Cayos and Hilde. Will be three weeks on Thursday. <3

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For traveling you can't beat an Owens Dog Box ...plenty of options to choose from and probably the safest way to transport.

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Please, please, please do not use a prong or a slip collar on your puppy. I see you have it on your list of supplies to get, but I caution you to hold off on such until your pup is at least 6 months of age (preferably older!)

The best thing you can do for your pup is purchase a treat pouch and lots of small, soft, training rewards. Your puppy's mind is going to be like a little sponge, start filling it up the moment your puppy comes home!

I also recommend getting an exercise pen and filling it with all sorts of toys, boxes, and mentally enriching things!

A large wire crate will probably suit you best as you can find one that comes with a divider that you can make larger as your pup grows.

My dogs, and the puppies I've raised all seem to love nylabones. Best to find the ones of interesting textures and shapes (even though they tend to cost a bit more)

I'd hold off on the harness until your pup is a bit larger, because if you're going to be doing schuzhund you'll probably want a good harness and they tend to be pricey. Leerburg is a good place to shop around.

Focus on building drive and obedience and hopefully you'll be on the right path for whatever you want to accomplish in the future.

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Please, please, please do not use a prong or a slip collar on your puppy. I see you have it on your list of supplies to get, but I caution you to hold off on such until your pup is at least 6 months of age (preferably older!)

The best thing you can do for your pup is purchase a treat pouch and lots of small, soft, training rewards. Your puppy's mind is going to be like a little sponge, start filling it up the moment your puppy comes home!

I also recommend getting an exercise pen and filling it with all sorts of toys, boxes, and mentally enriching things!

A large wire crate will probably suit you best as you can find one that comes with a divider that you can make larger as your pup grows.

My dogs, and the puppies I've raised all seem to love nylabones. Best to find the ones of interesting textures and shapes (even though they tend to cost a bit more)

I'd hold off on the harness until your pup is a bit larger, because if you're going to be doing schuzhund you'll probably want a good harness and they tend to be pricey. Leerburg is a good place to shop around.

Focus on building drive and obedience and hopefully you'll be on the right path for whatever you want to accomplish in the future.
She was referring to when he was older.

He came home today and has already been on the flirt pole and did some tug, he also was on her pant leg!

Awesome little guy who will have the right guidance with the right people. He starts training next weekend.

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That's good to know! I was at one of the local box pet stores today and saw a 12wk old GSD puppy on a prong collar made me sad.

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