Clicker Training for dogs

Clicker Training for dogs

Author: Karen Pryor
Format: Paperback
Length: 100 pages
Release Date: 2005

If you want to know more about clicker training and how to get started with your dog, then Clicker Training for Dogs is the book for you. Karen Pryor shows the ins and outs of clicker training from timing your clicks to target training to teaching your dog some simple tricks. Clicker Training for Dogs is a classic that serves up just the right portion of science and practical tips for anyone to understand why clicker training works so well. The book discusses the principles of this all-positive training method in an easy to understand format, and includes step-by-step instructions for teaching specific behaviors to teach your dog as well as answers to frequently asked questions. The book is packed with step-by-step photographs of dogs and their handlers clearly showing each stage of:

  • Shaping a behavior
  • Choosing and delivering a reward
  • Raising criteria
  • Target training
  • Timing the click
  • How to progress in small steps
  • Clicker training foundation behaviors, including Sit, Down, and Come when Called
  • Clicker training walking on a loose leash
  • Teaching a dog to be clicker savvy with the classic game "101 Things to do with a Box"
  • Training alone, with a partner, and in a group
  • Keeping training fun for you and your dog

About the Author
Karen Pryor is a scientist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Through her work with dolphins in the 1960s she pioneered modern, force-free animal training methods. She is the author of many scientific papers and seven books. She is a founder and leading proponent of clicker training, a worldwide movement involving new ways to communicate positively with pets and other animals. She is the founder and CEO of a behavioral publishing company, Sunshine Books, Inc., and its online divisions. Karen lives in Boston with two clicker trained dogs and a clicker trained cat.

Clicker Training for Dogs contains the following chapters:

  • A Dog and a Dolphin
  • Getting Started
  • Clicker Tips
  • But What About...?
  • The Clicker Revolution
  • Finding Out More