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Clicker Training, Where to Start?!!

 
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jan_bon21



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:20 am    Post subject: Clicker Training, Where to Start?!! Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes
Can anyone help me please!

I intend to go to puppy classes with my new boy but inbetween would'nt mind having a dabble with some clicker training. I bought one yesterday from e-bay for 2 but there were no books to accompany it for dogs. Does anyone know of any free websites were i might be able to download the information for free?

Does it work, has anyone had luck with it?

Also what tests can you give a 6 month old puppy to see how intelligent and easy to train he may be?

Cheers Janine
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Clicker training Reply with quote

I started Clicker training with Lara - great success but must emphasise that you also need to be "clicker trained" Exclamation
What I mean is that it is important to learn effective use of your clicker by attending a class run by an experienced clicker trainer.
It was quite a village joke when, waiting at the roadside, I command Lara to "wait", then click for success before proceeding. Somebody said "is Ray ( my husband) clicker trained Question Exclamation " - some hope there Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
Good luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:02 am    Post subject: Clicker Training Reply with quote

The animal trainer that can be recommended for the North West Area and a supporter of the Welfare Service, is Angela Holt. Razz
her contact details are as follows:-
Tel home 01254 - 820435
mobile 07966 - 714263
email angela@holt.fsnet.co.uk

Angela will do home visits as well as session training.
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jan_bon21



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that i will get in touch and see if she can help me out when the clicker arrives.

Baily is not as naughty as i had thought he would be which is a good thing and he appears to be quite a quick learner.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea of clicker training is covered in this Topic

Cliker is good and easy way to "teach" tricks.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Karen Pryor website Reply with quote

My two love clicker training.. Im a psychology teacher and even took the dogs into school for my 6th form to click.

We have learnt lots of tricks, touch my hand, paw at a post it note, fetch their toys, sit, down, weave.. just can't get them to drop dead animals or come back when they have something to chase !!!
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Its all about timing the click and watching your dog and shaping 'his' behaviour

Karen Pryor website is good.
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Kay



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
We also use 'clicker' training & our trainer recommended the following link :
http://www.learningaboutdogs.com/
And they have games you can buy to help you understand 'clicker training & how your dog learns:
http://www.learningaboutdogs.com/acatalog/games.html
I can honestly say they are great fun & really help to get your timing & understanding of the method Smile
Kay

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ps
'Clicker trainers' should have done a CAP course. (Competency Assessment Programme)
Sorry Laughing another link:
www.learningaboutdogs.com/cap.htm
to prove that they understand the training method.
It's always worth asking your trainers qualifications, as, anyone can set themselves up as a dog trainer Sad
Sad but true Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey

I think clickers are incredibly confusin! I tried one with Jazz and to be honest it did the opposite of what it should. He was getting all excited when someone came to the door, so i asked him to lie down and he did and then i clicked to reward him and he went completely hyper.. does that mean a clicker is a no no for him? or that i just didn't wait until he had completely calmed down?

Nix and Jazz xxx
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Kay



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I put up a previous post to a site that explains 'clicker training'.
It's all about timing Smile
However, Your dog has to be trained to understand that the 'click' means a treat is coming Smile The 'click' is a quick way of saying 'good boy that's what I want' (it's instant).
It isn't something you can just pick up & use, your dog has to understand the link between the 'click' & the 'treat'
With My boy, I spent time just getting him to look at Me. When he did I would 'click & treat'. Then I added a 'watch Me' . Then I gave him the 'Watch Me' & made him wait a couple of seconds longer each time before I 'clicked & treated' . Then I made him wait longer between the 'click' & the 'treat'. So if I say 'Watch Me' he now looks at me & waits Smile (most of the time anyway Lol)
Kay
Ps. The games on the site really are worth it as it makes you realise how easy it is to confuse your dog Smile

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