I'm not sure if it has a proper name--I bet some of you trainers may have seen one before--but I call it the Magic Stick (seen in the above photo). It's a wooden dowel about three feet long with a screw eye in one end. A roughly two-foot piece of light rope is tied to the screw eye, and a clasp is attached to the opposite end. The idea is simple: The dowel gives you more leverage to work the dog through circles, figure eights, etc., necessary to teach your pup to Heel. But the dowel can also be used for corrections, whether it's a tap to the dog's chest when she's leading you or a pop on the rump to get her to sit or inch closer to you.