Clicker Training

  • Kind and gentle 'hands off' method that teaches dogs to think and learn.
  • A reward based program that is fun for both the dog and the owner.
  • Clicker Training is based on the principals of 'Operant Conditioning'.
  • The Clicker is a small plastic box* with a metal tongue that makes a sharp double click sound. (*Other objects or items that make clicking sounds can be used - see Clickers)
  • The sound is made to mark the precise behaviour you are looking for.
  • After the click, a food reward (primary reinforcer) is given to the dog.
  • The clicker becomes a 'conditioned reinforcer' associated with a reward.
  • The dog will learn to repeat behaviour that has been marked by a click and rewarded.