Clicker Training Basics
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Desirable behavior is usually marked by using a clicker, which tells the animal exactly when they're doing the right thing.
Clicker training delivers the potential for a relationship between you and your dog that is so much more than one of mere obedience.
Clicker training involves shaping behavior in small steps, identifying the behavior, as it occurs, with some kind of marker signal. But couldn't you just use a word, like "good," or "yes," as a marker signal?
Why does clicker training work? What results should I expect and when? Do I have to continue clicking and treating forever?
You can clicker train any kind of animal, of any age. Here are some simple tips to get you started.
The wonderful thing about clicker mechanics is that they continue to improve with practice. Are you ready to practice your skills?