As a dog trainer who does one to one sessions at my clients homes around London, I have to make sure I carry everything with me that I may need for multiple different sessions a day. Now over a few weeks, my backpack can get pretty messy and today was a clean out day. This prompted me to take stock of everything I need to have with me.
So, I wanted to give you a little snapshot as to what I carry in my dog training backpack day to day! This changes depending on what sessions I have, the weather, the type of treats I am using for each dog, and what their main motivation is, but for the most part here is what I carry:
1) Treats & Toys
Variety of low, medium and high value treats (blog post on this coming soon)
2) Training Tools
Spare leash and collar
Spare front clip harness
Long Line (if I know I am doing recall exercises)
3) Clean Up!
Poop bags (uou can never have enough!)
Water and portable bowl
4) Brand Merchandise
Bandanas (check out here to order yours too in a variety of patterns!)
Butternut Box cards (remember you can get 75% off of your first box by going here)
5) HUMAN THINGS!
Snacks (hanger is a real thing.)
Portable phone charger
Spare socks (so important when you are working outdoors hah!)
Yes, it does all fit! And occasionally my laptop comes with me too if I have time between sessions to write my reports!