All Animals | Karen Pryor Clicker Training

You can clicker train any kind of animal, of any age. Here are some simple tips to get you started.
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We call this the ‘teaching the meaning’ stage, charging the clicker or marker. It is a simple procedure. With the use of classical conditioning, you will train your dog for the clicker or marker that you choose. This means that we will pair something that is meaningless to our dog (like the click from a clicker or the marker word), with something that has meaning (like food for example).
* Wait for the animal to offer the desired behaviour, then click and reward.
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The possibilities for practicing clicker timing are endless—have fun with it. When you're feeling comfortable with the mechanics of marking behavior, move on to the next part, which is the delivery of the reinforcer. All animals capable of hearing can be trained with a clicker, from  to dogs, cats and horses.
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For 25 years and counting we specialize in imprinting YOUR logo onto our quality products! We have a wide range of clickers and training pouches to choose from. Our customers range from A-Z from Alpaca trainers to Zoo Keepers. Clicker training is a positive, force free training technique that has been proven to teach and strengthen the bond between humans and the animal kingdom.Begin introducing the clicker to the animal's playtime and training, and remember to always keep training as fun and as positive as possible for you and your pet.Learn all about the basics of clicker training, from the first steps to how to develop your skills. Then, discover insight and products for dogs, cats and other animals.The wonderful thing about clicker mechanics is that they continue to improve with practice. This is true whether you are a new clicker trainer, or have years of experience.Tying your shoes and typing are both examples of physical (mechanical) skills that improve with practice. The process involves several physical skills, too—keeping your hands and body still as you observe the animal, marking the with a "click," and delivering a to the animal. These skills, plus a few other elements, are known collectively as "clicker mechanical skills," or simply "clicker mechanics." Other elements of clicker mechanics include: knowing the behavior you want to click, observing the animal until you see the behavior you wish to mark, and knowing when to click ().When I first began clicker training, it was a lot like learning to type: I was a little clumsy, and my timing wasn't quite right. I tended to reach for the treat at the same time I was clicking. It was awkward; I felt embarrassed if someone was watching me. But just as I practiced and improved my typing skills, I practiced and improved my clicker mechanical skills. And as I became comfortable, my confidence improved, too.The behaviors you practice in clicker training your animal will spill over into other areas of your life and the lives of your kids. In clicker training, one focuses on creating conditions where success is possible and then builds on that success. We ignore, rather than punish, the mistakes that go on while we learn.Most dogs are naturally people-friendly and chances are you've chosen a breed that enjoys human companionship, but you no doubt envision a relationship that's bigger than companionship. It's about loyalty, fealty, and chivalry; your dog will protect your home, watch over your kids at the playground, find your way home out of the dark woods, snuggle next to you while you're camping, give you a doggie kiss when you've had a bad day, and know to leave you alone when you have the flu. The path that gets you on track and keeps you on the path to reaching that relationship is clicker training. A deep bond with your dog will be based on mutual understanding, caring, and respect—and those values are inherent in the clicker training process.