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Clicker Training Puppies, Start Right Away!

Clicker Training Puppies, Start Right Away!

Ohhhhh puppies!!!  They are probably one of the cutest furry forces on earth!  I love just about everything about puppies. And, I love clicker training puppies, too! Honestly, as a trainer, I am having a bit of puppy fever right...
A-Z Guide On Clicker Training Basics

A-Z Guide On Clicker Training Basics

The biggest misconception is that clicker training means “FOOD”, the animal is not working for food it is working for the click, the sound of the click is the signal that brings about a great performance. After the dog has learned to understand what behavior you want, how to do it and when to do it you can replace the click with a word and the food with praise or a pat.
The Benefits of Clicker Training

The Benefits of Clicker Training

  How Clicker Training Will Help You and Your Dog! Clicker training helps your dog learn behaviors. Rather than simply guessing what you want him to do and running through his gamut of tricks, your dog will actually learn the...
What is Clicker Training?

What is Clicker Training?

Clicker training is based on the behavioral psychology concept of operant conditioning.  Without getting too technical, because this is not Psych 101, operant conditioning states that when you use consequences you can modify behavior and training.  However clicker training doesn’t...
How to Maneuver a Clicker for Efficient Dog Training

How to Maneuver a Clicker for Efficient Dog Training

When you become an “expert” in something I believe you begin to take for granted your stepping stone knowledge. And, personally I don’t believe anyone is truly ever an “expert”, I believe we can continue to learn no matter how...
Why Use a Clicker for Dog Training?

Why Use a Clicker for Dog Training?

I recently got a question from a subscriber about clicker training and WHY, why do we clicker train? Actually I get this question often, very often, especially whenever I start a new program or refer specifically to clicker training. And,...
How to Build a Simple Puppy Training Schedule

How to Build a Simple Puppy Training Schedule

Puppies are some of my favorite beings on earth!  I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I just love puppies!  All puppies, the small breeds, the large breeds and the medium sized breeds.  Young puppies just have...
Dog Agility Training Exercises: Training With Obstacles

Dog Agility Training Exercises: Training With Obstacles

This is the second installment, if you didn’t catch my first article on dog agility training, I recommend that you read it. Essentially, I believe that almost all dog owners, and also all dogs can benefit from dog agility training! ...
Calm Training for a Relaxed Dog

Calm Training for a Relaxed Dog

Our dogs are unknowingly conditioned to get overly excited when people come over to visit, when we take them out on a leash, when we come home; almost everything we do in some ways encourages our dogs to get excited. Relaxation can also be taught to your dog as a conditioned response. Eye contact and these relaxation techniques are the foundation to good obedience, and it is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your canine companion.
Intermittent Reinforcement and Why it’s Key to Building a Dog Training Foundation

Intermittent Reinforcement and Why it’s Key to Building a Dog Training Foundation

Intermittent Reinforcement is conditioning your dog to perform a certain command or task in which a reward (jackpot) is not administered every time the desired response is performed. This differs from the idea that continuous reinforcement – which is when your...