Clicker Dog Training

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Although, there are many different ways to train your pet, dog training primarily breaks down into three main categories. Those methods include - Reward Based, Clicker, and Compulsion training. I have detailed these different methods below.

Reward-Based Training - Enjoyable for your dog and helps better the relationship between you and your dog.

This method works through positive reinforcement - i.e. rewarding behavior that we like. Rewards may be in the form of a tasty treat or verbal praise such as "good dog!" in a pleasant tone of voice, to be given when the dog performs the 'good' behavior

Reward-based training also involves generally ignoring any 'unwanted' behavior. In this way, the dog is not rewarded for any unwanted behavior. If
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For some dogs, any form of attention/reaction from the owner is better than no reaction at all. For example, if an owner shouts at a dog who is barking excessively, the dog may interpret this as getting attention and thus the barking continues whereas it is more effective to try to ignore this behavior. World famous dog trainer/"whisperer" Cesar Millan is a big advocate for Reward-Based Dog Training

Clicker Dog Training - A method of dog training that uses a sound-a click-to tell your pet when he does something right. The clicker is a tiny plastic box held in the palm of your hand, with a metal tongue that you push quickly to make the sound. Most people who've heard of the clicker know that it's a popular tool for dog trainers, but clickers can be used to train all kinds of animals, wild and domestic-from lions to elephants to household cats, birds and even
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For that reason, some trainers prefer to keep both hands free and instead use a one-syllable word like "Yes!" or "Good!" to mark the desired behavior. In the steps below, you can substitute the word in place of the click to teach your pet what the sound means, just as you would with a clicker. TV Personality and Dog Trainer Victoria Stilwell is a big advocate for Clicker Training.

Compulsion Dog Training - Sometimes referred to as punishment based training. This technique involves using a negative response immediately following and unwanted behavior. The intended result is that the dog learns that the performed behavior has a negative result. Therefore the dog will not perform the behavior in the future. The most common type of negative response that is used in dog training is a leash

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