I frequently forget my clicker when out walking, so my dogs both know the "horse cluck" as a secondary marker!SidFinster said:I snap my fingers instead of using a clicker. Works reasonably well.
Basically, we're creating little doggy gamblers - every once in a while they get a treat for obeying. So, like the old lady at the slot machine, they'll keep plugging away thinking "maybe this time"!! Little junkies...SidFinster said:I use the click for maintenance of learned commands, but on a random basis. When Redhead is first learning a new command, he gets clicked all the time. After a while, the clicks start to disappear, although never entirely. For instance, Redhead knows that "sit" means "sit". Once in a great while, "sit" also means a treat.
Again, this seems to work reasonably well.
A clicker looks like this:Loki said:What exactly is a clicker and where do you get one?