If you find your dog isn’t really responding to voice commands, try a training whistle, like this one from SportDOG. Dr. Amanda Takiguchi, veterinarian, dog trainer and founder of the Trending Breeds blog, swears by one. “The only ‘tools’ I need to train my dogs are a collar, leash, whistle and me!” she says. “I train my dogs to working trial standards. Tracking, research, obedience and agility.
Although this whistle is high-pitched (which is why your dog is more likely to respond to it), it doesn’t have a little ball inside, so it won’t make that annoying trill. Plus, you can adjust your volume to be quieter when your pup is near you.