Teacher’s Pet: What the Heck is a Clicker?

Hello hello, and welcome back to Teacher’s Pet, a column on all things training!  Every other #TrainingTuesday, Brussels.Sprout will share his how-tos for learning new tricks, updates on his own adventures in agility competition, and his favorite tips for helping you and your pup bond over training.

What the Heck is a Clicker?

Before Sprout, “clicker training” was something I’d heard of but, TBH, had no clue what it was or why I should care about it.   And then we drank the clicker koolaid…

So what exactly is a clicker? It’s really just a clear and consistent sound that signals to your dog he did the right thing.  Kind of like the winner’s bell you hear when a gameshow contest gets an answer right (but maybe less exciting)!  At any rate, check out this week’s video for more deets on why clickers work and how you can incorporate one into your training!

PS: There’s a really yummy clicker game your dog will love.

 

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Brussels Sprout

Sprout is a perpetually pouty, 2 year old smooth-coated Brussels Griffon. This tiny little tastemaker loves sweater weather, brunch, giving back to less fortunate dogs, and teeny-tiny tennis balls. He is passionate about lengthy naps and higher education, with dreams of one day becoming an agility champion.