A guide to the best and clearest uses of clicker training to communicate with a pet and correct behavioral problems
Anyone can learn the popular and modern clicker training method, which is particularly good for developing a dog’s initiative and this book puts great emphasis on how to communicate clearly with dogs. With every click, the human highlights the desired dog behavior quickly and precisely. The click announces the subsequent reward, and the dog’s behavior is positively reinforced. Based on behavioral and neurological research, effective and animal-friendly clicker training has evolved to the point of genuinely facilitating communication between human and dog. In addition to basic knowledge regarding clicker training, easy-to-follow exercises and practical tips for correcting undesired behavior enable the reader to make best use of the clicker marker signal. It also demonstrates how cooperation, communication, and emotional change can each play an important part in modifying a dog’s behavior. By working in a self-reliant way, the dog learns to interact consciously with his environment.