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How to Clicker Train Your Dog (Part 2): What Exactly Is Clicker Training?

Ed Frawley

The clicker or the marker becomes the bridge that connects the time frame between the behavior and the consequence that follows. This allows us to extend the time that you need to reward your dog. Sometimes this bridge can be a phrase you say. Many people like to use YES although any word can be used so long as it is consistent. Others like to use a clicker which is absolutely fine too.

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How to Clicker Train Your Dog (Part 1)

Ed Frawley

Clicker training is one of the most innovative methods of dog training. It is the most effective training system out there, providing a very clear level of communication based on positive reinforcement. You can start clicker training on puppies at 8 weeks old or on an 8-year-old dog. The reason why this works so well is because clicker training is non-confrontational. It works well for all kinds of animals including horses and parrots.

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Conditioning Your Puppy to a New Environment

Ed Frawley

Cindy works engagement in the Leerburg offices with her Border Terrier puppy, Stella. Jeff discusses how to expose your puppy to distracting new places, people and situations through marker training with food rewards.

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Understanding What "Conditioning" Your Dog Means

Ed Frawley

It is important to understand the term "conditioning" when it comes to dog training. When I say conditioning, I'm not talking about giving your dog a bath. I'm talking about your dog's behavioral nature and how we can condition it to give the right response. Instead of jumping up on the pen whenever a person is nearby, you can condition your dog to stay calm and collected. Conditioning plays a huge role in clicker training dogs.

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The Old Way of Dog Training Vs. The New Way of Dog Training

Ed Frawley

Dog training has evolved over time as humans have come to understand dog behaviors more and more. Fifty years ago, the most popular dog training method was by inflicting physical pressure for wrong behavior. The flaw in this training comes in the relationship between the trainer and the dog. The bond is broken and the dog has no means of obeying his owner. Depending on his temper, the dog may cower away in fear or become aggressive.

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