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Off the Beaten Path

A Clicker Cat and Rat Tale

Virginia Broitman and Sherri Lippman, top clicker trainers and producers of the popular Bow Wow series of clicker training videos, sent us these provocative photos. Hmm. How did you manage this, ladies? Sherri answers:

Teach Your Dog to Click

Why do I have to do all the clicking? Why not teach Tucker, my lab puppy, to click me and my good behavior?

With the i-click, this trick is easy, because the shape of the i-click makes it physically possible for your dog to click you! All you have to do is shape the behavior!

Not Something You See Every Day

With spring in the air, on March 24, 2004, Kim Shaknis set off to walk in Willard Woods in Lexington, Massachusetts, with her 10-and-half-year-old golden retriever, Montana, and her friend Tucker (Highgarth Deacon), Aaron Clayton's 10-month-old, 75-pound black Labrador.

Clicker Training Your Small Pet

Clicker training small pets is a rewarding experience for animal and owner both. Rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats and other small pets are entirely trainable. Clicker training can help develop positive behavior, as well as a bond between human and animal. Joan Orr's article on clicker training small pets, as published in fall 2005 issue of PETS magazine, is available online as a PDF.

Tucker's Top Training Tips

Tucker is my Labrador puppy. He's stop-dead-in-your-tracks handsome. Really. Cars have pulled over to tell me how handsome he is. Spend some time with him and you find out just how sweet and calm he is, too. He' so calm, people can't believe it. ("That's the calmest, lab I've ever seen. Golly Jed, come over here. Do you see this sweet puppy. He's real different from my daughter's lab. Is it the same breed?"