The fastest and most effective way to communicate and teach any animal from Clam to Dolphin, Lion or Zebra, Dog or Cat!
Marker-Reward-based training and clicker training in particular allows us to interact with dogs without force, without unnecessary stress and constraint. We encourage the dog to offer behaviors without fear of being corrected for showing initiative. Dogs can give in to their curiosity and desire to have a good time with us and we can encourage them to make the appropriate decisions. This is why clicker training is fun and effective!!
INTRODUCTION TO CLICKER TRAINING VIDEO Andre Yeu a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer, with help from Julie Posluns CPDT-KA, explains the power, the magic, and the fun of this effective training method
Training the Shedd Way Ken Ramirez from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is one of the best clicker trainers in the world. He uses clicker training to train both the Shedd Marine Mammals and dogs.
TARGETING IN DOGS In the above video, Ken Ramirez teaches how a clicker trained skill called "Targeting" can be taught and used.
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Introducing You and Your Dog to the Clicker by Zak George Before you start using the clicker you have to teach your dog what a "click" means. And each time you start a training session, you need to "warm up your clicker" by just clicking and treating freely to remind your dog what happens when he earns a click.
The Click essentially means "Yes"! Yes, you have done the right thing, Yes, I want you to do that again! Some trainers will even use the word "yes" in place of the clicker and say the word very quick and precisely, and just once, to tell the dog that they did the right thing.
You could also use a whistle sound, or a flash of light, this works great for deaf dogs. The click is a "promise" to the dog that a wonderful reward or treat is coming! So it is crucial to always follow every click with a reward. Once a dog learns a behavior well, the click does not always need to be used.
Dog Training is a Technical Skill--Treat Delivery Speed is important! Training can sometimes look easy to copy from watching a video but it does require skill and timing. It is often very important to get a certified trainer to coach you. For clicker training it is important to pick someone who has the proper training and experience, such as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP).