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Sorry for answering a question that wasn't directed at me.


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Originally Posted by ag_613

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Not exactly. The dog is taught to associate the sound of the clicker with doing something right.

Clickers are rarely used, because you can do the same with treats.


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Originally Posted by ag_613
actually, i use a clicker and treats. i use the clicker to mark the desired behavior, so when he hears the marker (click) he knows he done good and that a reward (usually food treat, sometimes a ball) is coming. i like using the clicker because timing is sometimes very important, so i can quickly mark the exact behavior that i want.
Originally Posted by Rebecca deWinter
That makes sense. Not sure I'm organized enough to plan anything more than verbal or food rewards.

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