The Kindness Revolution in Dog Training
Use clicker training to teach your dog what you expect of him; it's an intelligent and overall time-saving endeavor. Positive reinforcement through the use of treats and a clicker will help you teach your dog to think. The old style of training — making the dog “obey” — is not only outdated, it does not evolve his problem-solving skills or intelligence.
Training your dog with treats and a clicker is the fastest, most reliable way to train your dog and have fun while you are doing it. There is no need to coerce, push, or shove to get what you want; once your dog knows how to learn, you will have a willing partner and a better overall relationship. Hundreds of families have learned to train their dogs with clickers and treats, and they found the learning process so enjoyable that they have come back again and again for more advanced classes.
Animals in zoos, aquariums, and circuses have been trained operantly using positive reinforcement for decades. Can you picture putting a training collar on a killer whale and trying to make it jump? Just because you can force dogs to obey doesn't mean you should. Teach your dog to think instead!
The application of clicker training to dogs is pure genius; it simplifies and speeds up the process of learning for dogs and owners alike. Handlers of any age or size can learn the principles of clicker training, and since it is not dependent on corrections or physical manipulation, the size, strength, and stamina of the handler doesn't matter.