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Dog Training : How to Use a Clicker to Train a Dog for Specific Behaviors

Added on Jan 9, 2009 From expertvillage

Use a clicker to train a dog for specific behaviors by classically conditioning the dog to understand that the sound of a clicker means a treat is coming. Click the clicker every time a dog does a positive behavior using tips from a professional dog trainer in this free video on dog obedience.

Expert: Heidi Dixner
Contact: www.redrovercomeover.com
Bio: Heidi Dixner is the owner of Red Rover Pet Services in Nashville, Tenn.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge


89 Likes,     12 Dislikes,     41215 Views,     23 Comments

EasyMaC247 Says:

Apr 8, 2013 - So, what I'd like to know is WHAT DID PRIMITIVE MAN DO TO GET THE RESULTS THAT PUSHED HIM TO KEEP TRAINING???!!!!!!!

Vanessa Sean Says:

Jun 4, 2012 - Can you train my dog cause mine is horrible and violent

James Demerila Says:

Mar 4, 2012 - to hard

Heidi Dixner Says:

Feb 4, 2012 - IME dogs are happy to learn at 8 weeks and younger. I do not recommend removing them from their mother at this age however, unless that's unavoidable. They still have a lot to learn from their littermates and mother at 8 weeks. I haven't seen fear issues related to training because I use positive reinforcement. If the dog is afraid of the clicker it is fairly easy to get them used to it used in a pocket or behind your back and bring it out once the dog realizes what it means to you... treats!

Heidi Dixner Says:

Feb 4, 2012 - I recommend treats that are single source and homemade. For example, boil a whole chicken and pull when cool. Freeze session-sized portions in a bag until ready to needed. Boil liver so it's easy to cut and dehydrate it. Avoid processed treats that have lots of preservatives etc. Soft treats work best IME. Most dogs need 3 "classes" of treats: 1-no distraction areas/easy task, 2-more distractions, 3-highly difficult w/distractions. You can use the treats as part of a meal to avoid overfeeding.

AshleyChauntel90 Says:

Nov 6, 2011 - what type of treats... I have a big lab puppy

John Holland Says:

Sep 9, 2011 - im a lil confused.. all the reading i have done says that the dogs brain isnt ready to learn until 8 weeks old, it will figure stuff out but 8 weeks is when it should b released from its litter.. and 8 weeks is when its first "fear period" starts, isnt there a chance that the puppy will freak out during training if something scares him?

Lai Saelee Says:

Jul 24, 2011 - Just read a bunch of comments and man, I should've finished my psychology class in college lol.

Joli Noelle David Says:

Jul 18, 2011 - where can you buy a waistbag like the one you have on? thanks:)