What is clicker training?

Clicker training is part of the positive reinforcement method that uses a marker to let your pooch know precisely when to do the things you want them to. The training uses a marker that creates a sound as a way to mark a moment.

This clicker can be anything from a noisemaker device to snapping your fingers to blowing a whistle. However, it should be a sound that is distinct from what you used to communicate with your pooch. Something that your furry friend is not familiar with yet.

The click sound should always be followed by a reward. In doing so, your dog will understand that the sound will grant them a reward. An example would be when you teach them the basic commands such as to ‘sit.’ Instruct your dog to sit, and at the exact moment their butt hits the ground, do the click, and follow it up with a reward.