Clicker Training: Your Thoughts?

Okay all you dog people out there, maybe you can help me with something. It has been brought to my attention that Clicker Training may have a bad reputation in Regina, so I would love to hear your thoughts on that. Both the good and the bad.

I personally don’t understand why anyone would choose a different method of training. Dogs are really very good at learning, especially when it makes their worlds better. Since they don’t come wired to understand our language, why not use a devise that simplifies the learning process for them.

Let’s say you were living in a world where everyone spoke a foreign language and exhibited counter intuitive behavior. How would you prefer to learn their rules? Would you want a teacher that just assumes you know what the rules are and gets mad when you don’t? or maybe one that just raises their voice and repeats themselves when you don’t do the right thing ?or would you like a teacher that communicates those rules in a way that you can understand and makes sense to you.

The clicker is the tool to help your dog learn your rules in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand. It speaks to them in a language that they CAN understand. When you eliminate the language barrier, learning is much faster and way less frustrating… for both you and your dog.

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