GETTING STARTED WITH CLICKER TRAINING

GETTING STARTED WITH CLICKER TRAINING

WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING? Clicker training uses a little noise maker to give your dog instant, specific feedback about what behavior you want them to do more often.  Similar methods are used in the training of marine animals where trainers commonly use a whistle...
Training Puppies: Socialization vs Exposure

Training Puppies: Socialization vs Exposure

First impressions are everything!  The initial interaction you have with something new will dictate your associations with that individual or thing going forward, particularly if it wasn’t pleasant.  You only have one opportunity to give your dog a...
HAND TARGETING

HAND TARGETING

WHAT IS HAND TARGETING? A ‘hand target’ is a cue to get your dog intentionally touch part of his body (usually the nose) to your hand.  It is a useful foundation for future behaviors.  Hand targeting gives your dog a consistent and positive...