A roomful of dog trainers will never agree on the best equipment for walking, training, or exercising a dog. How do you decide which training equipment is right for you and your dog? First, understand that you, alone, are responsible for choosing appropriate, humane, effective training equipment for your dog not your trainer, spouse, your dog’s breeder, or acquaintances from the dog park. It’s your responsibility to make sure that the equipment fits your dog properly, and that it does not hurt or stress your dog. Ask for the opinion of dog- friendly professionals you trust, but don’t be pressured into using any gear that appears to bother your dog if you want him to trust you and enjoy your time together.