Getting Started Clicker Training

clicker trainingThis video is on how to start training a puppy with a clicker. It goes over how to charge the clicker, or in other words build meaning to the clicker. I also mention what to do and what not to do when getting started.




dog training clicker trainingIn this short video I go over the very basics of how to use a clicker for the first time to train your dog.  For me one of the most important steps is making sure the clicker is muffled and not too loud that it might scare the the dog or be too loud to be clicked near their sensitive ears.




whentostopclickingHow and when to stop clicking when clicker training with your puppy or adult dog. This video explains when to stop clicking and how to do it in a way that won’t cause frustration or cause your dog to start making errors in training. The more training you do with your dog the more your dog will understand the way you train and training concepts. The more behaviors you transfer onto just a verbal cue or hand signal the more the dog will understand the concept of how you train news cues. The same holds true for the process of no longer clicking behaviors the dog is offering reliably on cue.




how to train without a clickerThis video goes over how you can use my video tutorials if you do not wish to use a clicker. Instead you can use another marker sound or a marker word like ‘yes!’ in place of the clicker. 



what is clicker trainingThis video answers the question ‘What is clicker training? Clicker training is a way of training animals in which desirable behavior is marked with a sound maker and then reinforced, making the behavior more likely to happen in the future. Who can use clicker training? People of all ages! What animals can be clicker trained? All animals, young or old. All species and breeds, small or large. It is an ethical way to bond with your companion animal as you train the animal to want to do what you want them to do, rather than physically or psychologically intimidating the animal to do what you want.

Happy Training!