- Click WHILE your dog is doing what you want.
- Always give a treat after you click.
- Treat as soon as possible after the click.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I have decided to continue the CU class and start adding some agility elements to it. We have 3 new attendees to the group, and that is good for the repeat comers. New dogs, new people, no big deal. The issues of the dogs that are in class are, shy, fear with some fear aggression, inattentive, reactive. A bit of everything. I am trying to juggle the needs of Ryddick while I am helping others with some of the exercises they have to accomplish with their dogs. It is not impossible and I am actually doing a bit more crate work with him. Sure helps that everybody has read the book and is open to learn.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
- The clicker is a fad or gimmick
- Clicker training is to difficult for the average person so learn and understand.
- +R (positive reinforcement) takes much longer than traditional, force-based training.
- On training, the dog should never be given a choice
- Clicker training is too difficult because you must always have a clicker with you
- Clicker trained dogs won't work without food
- Behaviors taught using the clicker aren't as reliable as behaviors taught using force
- Clicker trainers let their dogs get away with bad behaviors
- Clicker training won't work for behavior problems like barking and aggression
- Clicker training does not teach dogs proper relationships with their humans