Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs / Edition 1

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Your reward is a well-behaved dog!

Young and old, large and small, pedigreed and mixed-breed, dogs respond to clicker training. Preferred by many professionals, clicker training is a positive, precise, and effective method of reinforcing good behavior. Noted dog trainer Miriam Fields-Babineau explains clicker training techniques step by step so that all dog owners can use the approach. Whether you want to train your dog to obey basic commands, perform tricks, compete in performance sports, or do service work, clicker training gets results and enhances your relationship with your dog. Focusing on actual techniques rather than theory and science, this book explains how to:
* Use the three-step pattern: lure, click, reward
* Use an appropriate tone of voice and the right verbal cues
* Incorporate visual cues, with suggestions for signals for specific actions
* Distraction-proof your dog, teaching him to focus on you (and the clicker) even when there's lots of commotion

With real-life examples from the author's experiences plus photos that illustrate proper form, this book will get you and your dog enthusiastic about training.It's truly rewarding!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764596438
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/27/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 484,604
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MIRIAM FIELDS-BABINEAU has been a professional animal trainer for more than twenty-five years. After earning degrees in psychology and zoology from the University of Maryland, she founded her company, Training Unlimited, Inc., in 1983. She is the author of nearly thirty books about dogs and dog training.
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Table of Contents


1 Get Clicked.

What Is a Clicker?

Why Use a Clicker?

How Is a Clicker Used in Dog Training?

Using Verbal and Visual Cues with a Clicker.

Voice Cues.

Visual Cues.

Performing Arts.

Obedience, Agility, and Rally-O.

Assistance Work.

Media Dogs.

2 The Basics in Basic Language.

Click & Treat.

Charge It!


Target an Object.

Behavior Shaping.

Using Training Tools.

Flat Collar.

Body Harness.

Choke Collar.

Martingale Collar.

Sense-sation and Easy Walk Harnesses.

Head Halter.

Positive Control.

3 Let’s Begin.

Stationary Behaviors.




Moving Behaviors.





Adding Movement.


4 Just Do It!

Using a Training Device.

Distraction Proofing with a Sense-sation Harness.

Distraction Proofing with a Head Halter.

Phasing Out Training Tools.

Phasing Out the Leash.

Phasing Out the Sense-sation or Easy Walk Harness.

Phasing Out the Head Halter.

5 Click to Behave.


Learning a Signal.

Jumping Up.


Territorial/Protective Barking.

Attention-Seeking Barking.

Play Barking.

Chewing and Mouthing.


Dig on Command.


6 Off and Running.

Increase the Distance.

Drop the Leash.

Greater Distance, Dropped Leash.

Phase 3 Heeling.



Distraction Proofing.

We’re Off!

Outdoor Activities Off Leash.

Play in the Park.


Hiking and Backpacking.

Running with the Horses.

7 Click & Trick.

Basic Tricks.


Sit Up.


Roll Over.


Fun with Toys.

Target a Named Toy.

Retrieve a Toy.

Find It.

Doors Aren’t Barriers.

Open the Door.

Close the Door.

8 Smile, Don’t Growl!

Calming Signals.

Types of Aggression.

Territorial Aggression.

Fear Aggression.

Possessive Aggression.

Maternal Aggression.

Redirected Aggression.

Aggression with a Physical Cause.

Overt Aggression.

Demanding/Dominant Aggression.

Temperament Testing for Aggression.

Pain Threshold.

Social Dominance.

New Objects and Situations.

9 Clicker Duet.

Working with More than One Dog.

Tandem Training in the Basics.




On-Leash Duo.

Tandem Trick Work.

Shake and Wave.


Sit Up.


Jump Over or Through.

Roll Over.

Tandem Training in the Distraction Zone.

More Than Two.

10 Clicking Unlimited.




Stand for Examination.


Novice Classes.

Open Classes.

Utility Classes.


Canine Freestyle.


Other Fun Activities.

Appendix: Internet Resources.


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    I did clicker training with my dog and she has transformed from a crazy hyper active dog to a calm sophisticated dog. I recomend this book.

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