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26th March 2009, 06:22 PM
We have started a new clicker training class with Lois last week and really enjoyed it. This class was recommended to us and the trainers seem really good. The first week we were told not to take our dogs which I found a bit strange but the reason was the trainers were introducing us to the clicker and we got to practice with a disability dog - an adult German Shephard which was fully trained and responded to the clicker. Next week Lois will be attending the class so the fun will begin. Our homework this week is to start from basic and try to get Lois to sit with a hand signal and click when her bottom hits the floor then reward with a treat immediately. Has anyone had any good responses to training with a clicker? Any tips would be appreciated

27th March 2009, 03:04 PM
I love clicker training. Timing is key on it. Have fun! I use a combination of reward and clicker training.

Right now, I am using the clicker for my stays, because my little pup has the sit and down, but no stays! I might not to install velcro on his bottom for a stay! lol

Keep us posted on how it goes.

4th April 2009, 02:56 PM
I love the clicker training. I started clicker training with Dixie when she was 5 mo. old. It worked great. As gocamping said, timing is key. As
SOON as they do what you are asking click and treat. It REALLY works. Dixie is now doing agility and she was trained with the clicker for that as well. Good Luck and have fun..... PS another thing I like about clicker training is that it is all POSITIVE for the dog. They do what you ask, and they get a treat,...

4th April 2009, 03:41 PM
The class is great! Lois was so good last week she managed everything and was rewarded with the clicker and treat. We're really enjoying it too :p

5th April 2009, 04:55 PM
I haven't had Max in a class with clicker training but on the advice of Mindy's agility trainer (who trains with clickers) I was able to teach him "down" that way. We're currently working on "stand" which is another hard concept for him. I'm not sure I'm using it 100% correctly but it seems to be working very well.

Cathy Moon
5th April 2009, 04:59 PM
We love clicker training too! All three of my cavaliers brighten up when the clicker comes out!:D