To Begin, you have to:
your dog's Primary Reinforcer.
2) Load the Clicker
3) Practice the Name Game
4) Catch a Behavior
Reinforcer can be treat(food), toys, praises, or play.
To Load the Clicker:
Hold the clicker in your hand. If you are right-handed, hold the clicker in your left hand and a treat on your right hand.
Sit next to your dog, Click the clicker and give him a treat. It doesn't matter what your dog is doing. In the beginining,
you just want your dog to associate the clicking sound to a treat.
- Do not talk to your dog when practicing. It will confuse
- Click randomly
- You don't have to praise your dog after the Click
The Above information
is from the handouts from Petsmart.