Clicker Dog Training
The newest dog training craze is
clicker dog training. A clicker is a
small rectangular plastic box with a metal button on top that clicks, hence the
name clicker. I
Researchers in canine obedience training studies
believe that the clicker promotes enforced training, without punishment! As we
all know when we do something good and get rewarded for it we are going to do
the same again, a dog thinks the same way. Dogs learn through consequences, if
they do something and it earns them a treat and praise they are going to want
to do it again because they like this consequence. If they do something that
you dont like and they get ignored or said no to in a strict voice they
know that they arent going to get any treats so are not going to do it
Clicker dog training works in such a way it reinforces good
behavior. If your dog sits, click and give him a treat. The next time he sits
do the same but dont say anything to him. He will soon realise that when
he sits he will get a treat and hear a click, so when you eventually come to
click before he sits he knows to sit. Its not all that confusing when you think
Punishment is not used with clicker dog training as
researchers believe that although punishment does stop some bad behavior it may
also create another unwanted behavior. Punishment is almost always carried out
after the dog has done something wrong so dogs see punishment as a random
consequence therefore punishment doesnt really solve anything.
Clicker dog training is not only used or dogs! It is widely used for other
animals such as dolphins and horses. It is a widely practiced training method
and does produce results; if carried out properly.
Karen Pryor Clickertraining
Karen Pryor Clicker Training (KPCT) is a leader in the field of animal training and a recognized world leader in the science and application of marker-based positive reinforcement, or what is often call clicker training.
Teaching Dogs Magazine
The magazine is a fascinating blend of information and discussion regarding the technology of clicker training, positive dog and puppy management, the art of canine sports from obedience to freestyle to show dog, shelter work, rescue and military.
Cresswell Professional Puppy and Dog Training
Train your dog the same
fast, effective, fun way a professional dog trainer uses to train pet stars in
film, television, and commercials.
Gift Items for Dog Lovers
Lots of gifts and other products for dog lovers, books, games,
puzzles, magnetic poetry, t-shirts and more.
Gary Wilkes' Click and Treat
Gary Wilkes provides
behavior modification and training services in the Greater Phoenix area,
primarily by veterinary referral. Training services are customized to fit the
individual client and are mainly conducted "in home" unless a dog's particular
education requires other locations.
Welcome to Corally Burmaster's Clicker Training
Here you'll find a wealth of information about clicker training,
clicker training techniques, clicker training products and much more.
American Dog Trainers Network -- CLICKER
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Dog Patch: Clicker Training
Clicker Training Tips Covers common problems and how to get
started. Dog Owner's Guide - Click and Treat Training A short
Articles on clicker
training techniques. Includes FAQs.