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

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.

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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