You can clicker train any kind of animal, of any age
Clicker training works on any animal that can choose behavior. Behavior that is rewarding gets repeated.
Truth: Animals learn to decipher what click is for them from the proximity of the sound and their owner’s body language. If a is in training class with other being trained with a clicker, canines easily learn to decipher which click is for them.
Truth: No punishment is involved in clicker training; instead, clicker training deters unwanted behavior in a non-confrontational way by highlighting good behavior. Clicker training relies on an approach where the trainer or pet parent ignores bad behavior and rewards the animal for the desired behavior. To end unwanted behavior, such as jumping up when greeting, the trainer finds a behavior to reward in place of jumping, such as a sit or a down, and uses the clicker to mark that good behavior, rather than to punish the bad behavior.
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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. Clicker training can be used to teach your dog (or just about any animal) regular pet obedience type behaviors (such as loose-leash walking) as well as more advanced competition, trick or service behaviors. You will love it... and so will your dog! It is training using almost entirely positive reinforcement - teaching your dog to learn... using no physical compulsion or corrections whatsoever. Sounds a bit unbelievable, but works incredibly well. Instead of yanking dogs around, shoving them into place, giving some praise, and hoping the dog will make the connection, dogs are taught using the scientific methods of classical & operant conditioning. Anyone questioning how reliable a dog taught this way can be should take a trip to Sea World. There, the Orcas, dolphins, etc., are taught using these same methods. After all... you can't slip a choke chain around a whale's neck & give a jerk! And yet, these lovely creatures perform flawlessly for audience after audience. And have a blast doing it. The whole enjoyment feature is what really turned me on to positive training. I love my dogs, and although I want them to be responsive to me I dislike hurting them! With clicker training I don't have to. This training works for every dog, from bold to timid, from tiny to giant. This is the type of training used for most (all?) animals trained for movie & TV work, too. One area of dispute is between lure-based training and clicker training. Lure-based training uses a piece of food to manipulate the dog's body into certain positions. Clicker training uses a sharp clicking sound to “mark” the correct behavior for the animal. Both clicker and lure training reward for correct behavior, most commonly by giving treats. Although some trainers will integrate these training styles, others stick strictly to one type of training — and all trainers think their approach is the best.