How does positive reinforcement work?
Positive training focuses on teaching your dog what To Do, not focus on the things he shouldn’t do. Consider this: If you yell at your dog for something (or worse, shock him), what are you teaching him To Do instead? Nothing. You’re teaching your dog to be afraid of you. I’d rather teach my dog what he should be doing in the first place so he doesn’t do the bad stuff!
What is clicker training?
Clicker training is a tool that we use to mark the behavior that we like. Have you ever been to a dolphin show at an aquarium? Did you notice that, when the dolphin did the cool jump, the trainer blew a whistle and the dolphin came over to get a fish? We use the same principle, only we use a click and a treat to mark the behavior that we like!
All species, including humans, horses, chickens, goldfish, cats and dogs, can be taught using clicker-type training. For more information about clicker training, please visit the Karen Pryor Clickertraining website.