Dog Training With A Clicker Overview

Get the most out of your dog training by using a “clicker”. This dog training tip was taken from the Dog Training Planner.

The 2 Steps 

If you scroll down a bit, you’ll see that I’ve written out all the steps from the video for you. I know. I know. I really am that nice (lol).

Videos are great if you’re a visual learner!

Most people learn dog training drills best by first watching a video tutorial, and then having the written steps available during the training session, so they don’t get confused (Hey, if you want to completely avoid confusion, you might like to get your paws on my Dog Training Planner).

Step 1: Click And Treat 

The secret to making dog training work comes down to consistency and timing.

Using a clicker allows you, as a trainer, to have perfect timing. The click serves as a signal that lets the dog know it just did the right thing and its reward is on its way. If you’ve never used a clicker before, spend a few seconds showing your dog what it means.

To do this, click once and give your dog a small treat.

Step 2: Repeat 15 Times 

Repeat step one at least 15 times!

You’ll know your dog understands once he looks away, and after hearing the click they turn towards you as if to say, “Where’s my treat?”

Continue to practice with the clicker and, periodically, offer your dog a treat when you click to reaffirm the association. During training sessions, a clicker will be helpful to ensure you get consistent timing, but it is not essential for all dog training if your dog does not respond to it.

All dogs are different, so it is important to listen to your dog and respond to its needs.

Before you go, read on to discover the secret sauce to dog training success...

Loving Leadership

Have a philosophy of loving leadership when training your dog.

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As a loving leader, you should be constantly working on the communication pathways with your dog. At the bare minimum, your dog should also have some basic commands such as the lie-down command, sit command, and stay command.

When your dog knows a few basic dog obedience commands he or she will feel loved because they know what you want and have no anxiety or fear about what they should be doing and when.

Once your dog has a few commands under his or her belt (I mean, collar), practice behaviour dog training, command dog training and tricks dog training regularly to ensure your dog is physically and mentally healthy. As you are probably acutely aware, untrained dogs have a way of taking over the control of a home if not taught otherwise (which can be a nightmare). A trained dog, however, will bring years of doggie love to your household.

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