For those of you who have taken a Rocking K9 Companions class, you have heard me refer to the training method using a clicker. Some of you have seen, heard, and used a clicker and some have not. Here is a picture of 2 clickers. The one on the right makes a softer sounds and has a button to push. The clicker on the left makes a sharper click by pressing the metal part down with your thumb.
Clickers make a sound (a click) that resembles the noise a pen makes when pushing the top of it. Clicks are used to mark behaviors you like in a dog, horse, chicken, and many other animals. You can then build fluency of that behavior by rewarding the animals with a treat such as a toy, or food treat.
So the equation looks like this: CLICK + REWARD = FLUENCY
Stay tuned for clicker training videos.