Clicker Training & Positive Reinforcement – The EASY Training Method
Clicker Training And Positive Reinforcement
The Most Humane Way To Train Your Dog
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Clicker Training is conditioning your dog so when she hears a “CLICK!” she knows she has done a GOOD thing and pleased you.
Positive reinforcement is giving praise, treats, a “click” or any other GOOD, positive thing to the dog as soon as she does something RIGHT, and ignoring all her mistakes and saying nothing when she does the wrong thing.
Clicker training and positive reinforcement represent the greatest advance in dog training to ever happen for dogs. There is absolutely no pain and no psychological disturbance for the dog. It’s absolute positive dog training.
Dogs are no longer jerked around and slapped on the hind end with a rolled up newspaper like we did back in the 40’s and 50’s. We used to scold them and the primary dog command was “NO, I said NO!” back then. Positive reinforcement? Who ever heard of that?
Who would have thought a simple little hand-held gadget that makes a clicking sound would teach a type A Rottweiler to heel with no pain, no fuss?
German Shepherd being taught the “down-stay” with the clicker out of sight.
How Clicker Training Works
Clicker dog training allows you to hold a small device in one hand and out of sight of the dog.
You train the dog to understand the “click” means “GOOD” by sitting with her and tossing her a tasty little treat as you “click” the clicker. She learns to associate the “click” sound with the treat, which is always something GOOD.
You can then begin to give clicks for everything from teaching the dog her name to teaching her to roll over or heel. In time, the dog will begin to look forward to performing her commands and hearing the clicker because she knows a treat is coming and that she has done a GOOD thing, that is, something YOU LIKE.
I’ve had dogs actually sit, roll over or lie down without me saying anything, in expectation of getting a “click!”! Dogs seem to become anxious to learn new commands with clicker training which is using the positive dog training principal.
Yorkshire Terrier learning
SHAKE-A-PAW with Clicker Training
Don’t Go Too Far
Be careful. Try to find objects other than treats after things are going along so the dog doesn’t become totally hung up on the food aspect. Some fun play time or a favorite toy can replace a treat now and then. However, the clicker training never gets old. Dogs love to hear the clicker after they learn what the “click” means!
This is positive reinforcement training at its best. You are taking advantage of the dog’s natural ability to relate action with success. As quickly as she does the RIGHT thing, she gets acknowledgment such as a “click” and reward.
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