Clicker training is a fantastic breakthrough in the world of animal training, it is now used by some zoos and animal parks to get large essentially wild animals to accept taking medicine, getting into a crate and moving from one enclosure to another the applications are endless.
When I first heard Clicker training in the mid 1990’s I was very skeptical and felt that it could be a gimmick wending its way from the USA to the UK. However, I thought I would do a practical course (to prove myself right) and it blew my mind!
I have since had the privilege of practicing this on emotionally damaged rescued dogs at an RSPCA shelter, on my own dogs and to help people and their dogs.
The clicker is a small plastic box that makes a sound to tell the dog a reward is coming. It is basically a precision timing training tool and has the advantage of breaking a behaviour into its smallest components.
How it can help…
- great for puppy training
- it is fun for you and the dog
- it can teach a stressed dog to relax
- it can easily transfer from person to person
- nearly all dogs respond well to it
To find out more about clicker training contact Lesley