Maralynn Posted October 5, 2007 Report Share Posted October 5, 2007 I've tried using a clicker before, but never really got the hang of using it. I just used treats, the word yes, etc. And it worked OK (hey, they're BCs, they learn in spite of me ) But I'm trying to work through some issues with Kipp, so I decided to try it again. I also wanted to see how well it would work with the poodle I'm training. I bought one last night, and started using it today. Caniche, the poodle, is very food motivated and is catching right on. She is catching on to the concept of walking at heel and is starting to offer a sit very consistantly when she wants something. I used it with Kipp a few times today just going over basic commands and eye contact. Tonight I took him out, did a couple commands, and then didn't say anything. He'd run off to check something out (big yard with barns, gotta find those cats, etc) then he'd come back to me. So I'd click and treat. He quickly started offering behaviors when he came back - sit, eye contact, down, speak. I started walking around and he'd move to the heel position, stopping and sitting when I stopped. For the next several days his food will be going in a treat pouch, and we'll be going outside with the clicker. If it continues like this, I think I will be hooked. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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