Clicker training Theory
Clicker Training Articles
Charging the Clicker
order for the clicker to have a meaning we need to “charge” it. This
means that we need to tell the dog that this metallic clicking sound
means that a treat is coming. We do this by associating each click with
a piece of food.
Prepare in advance a clicker and some highly reinforcing treats.
Regardless of your dog’s behavior, click your clicker and treat
Repeat about 20 times.
Now, wait for the dog to look in another direction and then click
your clicker. If the dog looks up at you to get the treat, he/she is
starting to learn the association.
Repeat these steps twice a day for several days. Work for 30
seconds to 1 minute at a time.
You can start the training immediately and you don’t have to wait
for your dog to learn the association completely.
a video that demonstrates this exercise.