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What is clicker training?

This week, I’m taking a break from the blog as I prepare for a security presentation I’m giving on Wednesday. 🙂

But I didn’t want to leave you folks hanging so I wanted to share with you a great introduction on how versatile and creative clicker training is. For those of you who have been following along since I started this blog, I mentioned clicker training way back in the first blog post. Where I taught Esther “feet on” using the word “yes” as my clicker. Anything works as a clicker so long as it is the consistent (which is why an actual clicker works so well).

This video, which was done by Emily Larlham a well known positive trainer and owner of Dogmatics in San Diego. It will go through charging your clicker so it will have value and meaning for your dog. Then go through three ways to use your clicker: capturing, free shaping and luring. Great video and some awesomely talented dogs!