Clicker Training Blog

New TAGteach News Blog and Yahoo! Group

We're very happy to announce that TAGteach now has their own TAGteach News Blog, with long-form articles as well as shorter pieces, pulling together lots of information on seminars, research and press while providing a new format for discovering new applications for TAGteach. Be sure to read up on what's new in positive training for human beings!

Dogs Behaving Badly - The Dispatch

This story on dog aggression from the Gilroy Dispatch is a great little piece on how aggression can be managed with positive reinforcement and clicker training, a topic that's of great interest to us here at KPCT. Emma Parsons, KPCT's Training Director, wrote Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog and gives Click to Calm seminars around the country. It's nice to see this idea that aggressive dogs don't need to be choked into submission, that there are positive ways to deal with this behavior, spreading in the press.

Doggone Crazy! Hits the US Airwaves, Coast to Coast

Doggone Crazy!, manufacturer of the Doggone Crazy! board game and Clicker Puppy training DVD, will hit the airwaves across the US in the coming weeks with pre-Christmas product promotions. Animal Radio will air an interview with Doggone Crazy! co-creator Teresa Lewin on-line and with its 37 affiliate radio stations. A Doggone Crazy! promotion will be heard 700 times on 92 radio stations with the popular Joy Grdnic segment. All Star Radio Networks has selected the Clicker Puppy DVD for its innovative Contest in a Can promotion, distributed to 350 radio stations across the US and will also provide Morning Show content including Doggone Crazy! safety messages to 350 radio stations.

If you can, your toucan can...

This question came up recently on the AZA training list:

"Does anyone have experience handling/training Toucans? If so, or if you know of anyone could you e-mail me the contact name." Thank you-

Camp Gone to the Dogs -- NECN Video

Camp Gone to the Dogs is an agility dog training camp in Stowe, VT where you can spend a week with your dog weaving, jumping and learning. NECN (New England Cable News) just did a story on them, and you can watch it here.

Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina

From the British paper The Observer comes this story, the second on our blog about dolphins and Katrina:

How women are learning to control their men: operant conditioning!

From The Independent:
"Bring Your Husband to Heel is a new [BBC] six-part series which deals with a variety of problems such as how to motivate a man to do the washing up or pay more attention to you." Read the full article at:

New List for Clicker Horse Trainers

Here's a new e-list for horse trainers, hosted by Melissa Alexander, the author of Click for Joy and the highly experienced host of the Clicker Solutions list:

Beyond Basics: Equine Clicker Training