TRAIN YOUR DOG THE RIGHT WAY USING A DOG CLICKER
Dogs are an essential component of human-animal friendship and relationship. In our quest to domesticate our canine friends, we have come up with a number of ways to suppress their wild urges and condition them to follow our commands. One way that we have been able to achieve this has been through the use of clickers. In this brief article, we’ll be exploring what these clickers are, understanding how they can be used to train your dog, and dishing out information on where you can get them. So, without further ado, let’s get clicking!
WHAT ARE DOG CLICKERS?
Dog clickers are basically a mechanical device that clicks when effort is applied to it. Clickers and clicker training are a part of a more general type of dog training called positive reinforcement.
Positive reinforcement is a type of dog training wherein a dog’s good actions or behaviors are rewarded and their bad actions or behaviors are not. For instance, if you stretch out your hand and your dog hands out his paw to initiate a hand-shake gesture, then he/she can be positively reinforced with the words “Good boy/girl” or with a treat.
Clicker training is a form a positive reinforcement that has a click attached to it. essentially, when you tell your dog to do something and (s)he does it, at the exact moment where the action is done, you make the click and immediately follow up with a reward. The clicker therefore becomes a way for you to mark the moment of a specific good behavior and reinforce that action with a reward (which is most often a doggy treat).
HOW DO DOG CLICKERS TRAIN YOUR DOG?
Dog clickers reinforce a loop habit system within your doggy’s little noggin’. The click indicates a trigger, an anticipatory element. When you tell your dog to do something, and they do it, you initiate a click and give a treat. Over a number of repetitions, your dog begins to associate that click to a reward (a treat such as a bone, a biscuit, or some meat. Something all dogs love).
As a result of this association, your dog begins to sense that if it follows your commands and engages in that good routine, they’ll get that click, and thus, get that treat. Consequently, you’d be using the reward to lure your dog into performing the behavior you’re looking for, and ultimately shape these behaviors to become a part and parcel of your dog’s fundamental good habits.
WHERE CAN YOU GET THESE CLICKERS?
Dog clickers are an essential teaching tool to shape, capture, and reinforce good behaviors to make your dog the best trained version of itself that it can possibly Additionally, not only are these clickers used to teach your dogs great behavior, but they also help you clearly communicate what you expect from your dog; an act that helps and strengthens your relationship,
These dog clickers are relatively inexpensive and can be gotten on Wadosam, as well all dog training equipment.