If it is feasible on old dogs, it’s also usually effective on young puppies, too. Just like training other animals, clicker training works by making dogs to associate the clicking sound with positive behavior.

Why behavior education holds clicker training is high regard is no surprise. The click is an excellent marker for that precise moment the behavior was performed;  it conveys to the dog the exact reason he’s receiving treats.

How it Produces the Target Behavior.

Perhaps because of positive feedback, you’d now like to learn how clicker training works so you can use it on your little furry friend or to teach your dear old companion some fancy new tricks. This training method allows your dog to understand the treats are for doing your specific command. To illustrate, when you’re training him to sit, you can lightly push his rump to the ground as you repeat the word, “Sit.”. Click then give him a treat at the exact second his butt his the floor. Repeat this exercise several times. Soon, your dog understands the click, the command and the treat come together.

Dog Training Using a Clicker.

Don’t just believe what you hear;  try it and prove what others claim. Be warned however, that when you start applying the clicker on your dog, don’t forget to.

Reward at each click. The clicker is a prop for training. Use it solely during your training schedules. When your dog shows comprehension by doing as you say, you can put the clicker aside.

Be forebearing. Just like humans, dogs have different IQs. Inspite of their intelligence, dogs are still dogs. If your toddlers can be trying, dogs can, too; don’t expect too much, especially of a previously untamed dog. Don’t drive yourself and your dog too hard.

Dog Training: Reinforcing Good Behavior

Close each clicker session on a positively cheerful mood. Your dog will recall the last thing you did on the session. If the session hasn’t gone as planned, don’t close it feeling annoyed with your dog; he’d be discouraged and won’t try again next time. To ensure the session ends with your dog feeling hopeful, revert to an old command you know he has mastered well. To illustrate, tell him to sit about twice prior to ending the session. Don’t forget to click and hand him a treat. He’d be looking forward to more training session.

Do it Correctly.

Because clicker training is all about timing, you want to be precise. If your timing is perfect, your dog will easily associate the sound with the command and the treats. Prior to introducing the clicker to your dog, practice your clicks.