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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Clicker Train Your Dog with Susquehanna Service Dogs

Clicker training is a great way to communicate with your dog and provide positive reinforcement for desired behaviors. It can be fun for both you and your dog!

In clicker training, you use a clicker to mark a behavior your dog has performed, giving him a treat after each click. The click tells the dog that he has done what you wanted him to do. The concept of using a clicker is similar to that of a camera - each click captures a moment of a behavior.

To be successful at clicker training, you must train yourself, as well as your dog. To help you learn how to use clicker training to communicate with your dog and receive the behaviors you want, Susquehanna Service Dogs has a blog with a series of posts sharing some of the basics of clicker training.

Susquehanna Service Dogs breeds, trains and provides service dogs to children and adults with disabilities to assist them to become more independent. They specially train each dog to meet the unique needs of the individual.

Click this link to view the clicker training articles of the Susquehanna Service Dogs blog.
Click this link to visit the Susquehanna Service Dogs website.

1 comment:

Mary H. said...

The Susquehanna blog has great tips for beginning clicker training!

I love clicker training. It's a good positive way to teach a dog. Also, it's a great way for the owner to become more aware of what they are actually reinforcing!


Mary H.

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