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Welcome to my tools & favorite things.

One of the questions I'm often asked is "What do you use?".
I created a resource page to answer that!

I also found when I  first launched Happy Hounds Dog Training I was quite overwhelmed by starting a business and website. Over time I found the software & tools I needed. I've also included my biz tools on this page in case it helps other small business owners :)

Quick Disclosure: Happy Hounds uses affiliate links. Purchasing with these links will not cost you any extra, but I get commissions for purchases made through these links. I only suggest things that I genuinely use! Affiliate links help me to continue to offer the free resources, blog posts, and social media advice that I share. I would love if you used them!


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When clients ask what I personally use with my dog or for training, this is where I direct them!

Hands free leash

My favorite for jogging! Carrying case is large enough for my phone, keys, and poop bags!


This brush is AMAZING. My dog has a thick undercoat, and this reaches everything. 

Long leash

Practicing recall? You'll need a long, light leash! I love this 33 ft one. It's so light you barely notice it.

flirt pole

Like a cat toy.... but for dogs! Flirt poles are excellent for exercising high prey drive  breeds.


My dog LOVES frisbee. I've tried a few brands, but the West Paw one in orange is by far her favourite!

treat bag

I LOVE this treat bag. It has two seperate sections, so you can divide high/low value treats. Fits my phone, keys, and poop bags!

raised bed

"Place" is a command every dog should know. Whether it's barking, jumping on guests, or being a pest at meals: place helps!

Poop bags

We need to care about the environment! Did you know that the plastic poop bags you use won't break down during your lifetime? That's insane! Use compostable bags to help the planet.


Muzzles can help the owner feel calm during training and prevent injuries. If you're interested, try a Baskerville! You want the dog to be able to pant, eat, and drink.

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Personal Faves

When clients ask what I personally use with my dog or for training, this is where I direct them!

Privacy Film

Does your dog bark?? Management (along with training) is crucial for solving barking! I used this film on my windows while training my own dog to stop barking.

standard leash

I have this leash in turqoise and it's beautiful! I get asked about it often. I suggest 6 ft!


Do you have a stressful event (fireworks, vet, road trip) coming up? This spray works wonders for some dogs. I suggest spraying it on your dogs collar. 

thunder shirt

Thunder shirts work really well for decreasing dogs anxiety during wear. Think of it like swaddling an infant!

slow feeder bowl

Eating too quickly can make dogs sick & bloated. Slow it down! This bowl also works great for lengthening meal times if working on resource guarding.

water bottle & bowl

Perfect for hikes or summer walks! Carries your dogs water and also acts as a bowl! This one has a function that allows water to be drawn back into the bottle.

Seat cover

Keep your dog cozy in the backseat (and keep the fur & dirt controlled!).

leash sleeve

Wish you had a way to politely tell people not to pet your dog while it's in training?? Now you do! I love these leash sleeves that speak for you.

Nail clippers

Whenever possible. I suggest clients do the majority of the dogs grooming themselves. You can slowly expose your dog to tools & get them comfortable. 

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