Clicker training is a highly effective, science-based method for teaching dogs and puppies to mind their manners, as well as to perform tricks and obedience behaviors. Anything your dog is physically and mentally able to do, you can teach your dog by clicker training.
So…What is Clicker Training?
Clicker training is the popular name for “operant conditioning” which students of pyschology will recognize from the work of B.F. Skinner and others. These fundamental principles of learning are covered in most teacher-training programs in universities around the world.
This is the same method that has been used for years to train large or dangerous animals at many zoo parks or wildlife refuges, as well as killer whales, dolphins, etc. In recent years, clicker training has made its way into our homes, where it is being used with great success to train dogs, cats, and other pets — even goldfish have been clicker-trained to perform simple tricks!
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