Sunday, May 11, 2008

10 Most Common Clicker Training Myths

  1. The clicker is a fad or gimmick
  2. Clicker training is to difficult for the average person so learn and understand.
  3. +R (positive reinforcement) takes much longer than traditional, force-based training.
  4. On training, the dog should never be given a choice
  5. Clicker training is too difficult because you must always have a clicker with you
  6. Clicker trained dogs won't work without food
  7. Behaviors taught using the clicker aren't as reliable as behaviors taught using force
  8. Clicker trainers let their dogs get away with bad behaviors
  9. Clicker training won't work for behavior problems like barking and aggression
  10. Clicker training does not teach dogs proper relationships with their humans

1 comment:

Cynthia Blue said...

Uggg... awful myths, awful awful! Dogs always have a choice, they always should!