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- What Is Clicker Training? by KPCT
"Clicker training" is an animal training method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it...
- Why Can't I Just Use My Voice? By Karen Pryor
Clicker training involves shaping behavior in small steps, identifying the behavior, as it occurs, with some kind of marker signal. Dolphin trainers use a whistle; dog and horse trainers have settled on the clicker. But couldn't you just use a word, like "good," or "yes," as a marker signal? And wouldn't it be just as effective?...
- Fifteen Tips for Getting Started with the Clicker By Karen Pryor
Clicker training is a new, science-based way to communicate with your pet. It's easier to learn than standard command-based training. You can clicker train any kind of animal, of any age. Puppies love it. Old dogs learn new tricks. You can clicker-train cats, birds, and other pets as well. Here are some simple tips to get you started....
- FAQs about Clicker Training by KPCT
- How to Stop Unwanted Barking by Melissa Alexander
Dogs bark for a number of reasons, some acceptable, some not. Common types of barking include the following...
- Overcoming Fear of the Clicker by Karen Pryor
- How to Practice Clicker Mechanics by Tia Guest
Tying your shoes and typing are both examples of physical (mechanical) skills that improve with practice. The clicker training process involves several physical skills, too-keeping your hands and body still as you observe the animal, marking the behavior with a "click," and delivering a reinforcer to the animal...
- Healing the Dog that Bites: An Interview with Emma Parsons by Julie gordon
Aggression in dogs is one of the most common and most serious concerns for dog owners, and it is the primary reason dogs are euthanized. However, while aggression is a significant problem, Karen Pryor Academy and ClickerExpo faculty member Emma Parsons has proven that no dog should be considered hopeless...
- Considerations for shock and 'training' collars
Considerations for shock and 'training' collars from and for the working dog community. The dangers of shock and other aversive type collar usage. By Karen Overall in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior...
- Dominance Myth
From the APDT:Dominance and Dog Training.
- What are Some of the Common Myths About Dog Training?
An Article from APDT.