What’s the training like?
We’re glad you asked! In our training program, you will learn how to use a clicker – an inexpensive noisemaker – to mark your dog’s behavior. Research shows that clicker training speeds up the learning process. You’ll get results fast! (And don’t worry – you don’t need to carry a clicker forever!)
Each time you click, you’ll follow that up by giving your dog a little treat as a reward. In a nutshell, we’re using positive reinforcement – rewarding the dog each time she does a behavior we’d like to see her do again.
Clicker training can be used to teach literally any skill your dog is physically capable of performing. But generally, we use it to teach basic manners, like walking at your side on a loose leash, sit, down, stay, coming when called, quietly accepting body handling, and greeting new people without jumping.