Clickers

What is a clicker?

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A clicker is a small plastic box with a thin metal strip inside which, when pressed, makes a clicking sound. The clicker is used like a camera; the instant the dog offers the desired behaviour, click the clicker in the same way as you would take a photo. The click is ALWAYS followed by a reward, normally food. The dog learns to associate the sound of the clicker with a reward and that only when he does a certain behaviour, such as 'sit', does he hear the click.
It's important that the clicker is used immediately the dog offers the behaviour; the reward can be given after the click and doesn't have to be immediate.

Dogs have very sensitive hearing so hold the clicker away from the dog; it is not a remote control either! A clicker is not to be used to attract the dog's attention. Clickers are a wonderful way to teach a new behaviour. Once the dog has learned the behaviour then the clicker can be phased out and replaced with a word cue.

                                                              *Note clickers may vary in colour

We offer a choice of two clickers the traditional box clicker with branding for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (UK) and the Karen Prior i-Click.

Leading Washington trainer, Terry Ryan's Clik Stik is the all-in-one clicker and retractable target stick perfect for trick and target training!

Terry Ryan says, "The Clik Stik combination frees up one of the trainer's hands. This combination means there's one less piece of equipment to drop, juggle or lose!"

A wonderful tool for teaching targeting, contacts and weave poles, send-aways or go-outs, heeling, and lots more. Target extends from 6 to 23 inches, and the handle includes a belt clip for easy carrying.

The Treat and Train, designed by the late vet behaviours Dr Sophia Yin in a brilliat remote treat training device.

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Click here to read Kerry Bee's introduction to clicker Training 

 

Check out Emily Larlham's video introducing clicker training