Clicker Training Blog

KPA Tip of the Day: How to Teach Door Manners

Teach your dog that an open door is not an open invitation to the outside world. 

KPA Tip of the Day: ACK! Dog in Your Face!

What can you do with a young dog that climbs up on your lap, pawing at your face for attention? Teach him about your personal “bubble.”

KPA Tip of the Day: Say Your Pet's Name Before Giving a Cue

Sometimes people are distracted when we talk to them, and don't notice that we have spoken. The same thing happens with our pets.

KPA Tip of the Day: Why Can’t I Just Use Words?

Q: What is the best word to substitute for a clicker?

KPA Tip of the Day: No More Chasing Your Dog at the Dog Park

If your dog evades you and avoids being caught when you call him, here are two ways to teach him that coming right up to you is the best thing to do.

KPA Tip of the Day: Food Bowl Training

At least twice every day, there are more than 50 reinforcers in one place, reinforcers that we often forget to use—the dog’s dinner bowl.

KPA Tip of the Day: Warm Up Your Dog Before Training Session

Your dog needs to be alert and focused on you for learning to take place. Try this test before you start a training session. Click and drop treats at your feet.

KPA Tip of the Day: Potty Training Woes and Coprophagia

There are many reasons you should avoid punishing your dog or puppy if you find an "accident" in your house.