One thing you two will need to have purchased by the end of Louie's training is an e-collar. The brand I typically recommend for most of my clients is Sport Dog Brand, however, since Louie is a larger breed dog, with wrinkles and folds I would recommend a Garmin Brand E-collar. I personally use Garmin Brand here at the academy and absolutely love its reliablity. Here is a link to the e-collar I would recommend for Louie
I would of course teach you all you would need to know with the e-collar. It isn't a tool you can just slap on and begin buzzing away. I will take care of all of the hard work and foundation training here at the academy. The reason you will need your own is for his transition period of when he returns back home from the academy. It will help reinforce that the skills and rules that he learns here at the academy must also be done the same at home. The e-collar is the tool to do that.