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Laura calls the mix of clicker training with guide dog preparation “the best possible example of the seriousness of clicker training.” Clicker training is used for vital, even life and death, tasks—not just for family pets and tricks. Not only is positive reinforcement in current use, but its possibilities continue to explode. Perhaps some of the KPA puppy raisers will continue to play a role in the service dog field, taking on another dog or working to educate the public. All will continue to expand the benefits of clicker training of course.

Our puppy training kit is a great way to start out learning the basics of clicker training.

is a terrific, science-based way to communicate with your pet. It's easier to learn than standard command-based training. You can train any kind of animal, of any age. Puppies love it. Old dogs learn new tricks. You can clicker-train cats, birds, and other pets as well. Here are some simple tips to get you started.

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Housetraining: Click and treat the moment your puppy eliminates in the right spot. Best of luck and I encourage you to read clicker training books or even better, enroll in a clicker training puppy class and then you will have personal advice and hands-on help.

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Attention defines a relationship. Without it, there is not much interaction. Young puppies usually stay close to their people, and pay a lot of attention to them, but as they get older they start to explore more of the world. Dogs find that exploration reinforcing, and pay less attention to their people. If your goal is for your dog to respond to his name by looking at you— in any situation—then you have to train and practice that skill. Playing the "Name Game" (saying your dog's name and clicking and treating when he looks at you) is the most basic form of training attention.

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A great introduction to clicker training explaining the basic principles involved, along with ways to practice with the clicker. Also includes some general tips on understanding the many different behaviors of a new puppy.Clicking will give your puppy confidence and comfort through positive experiences and clear communication. Here's how to get started housetraining the clicker way.This new video delightfully shows you how to teach adorable puppies, just weeks old, the basics of good canine citizenship plus some fun tricks. So much love, so much fun, and it's all clicker trained. Incredibly, all the demonstrations are performed by children. If you are getting a puppy soon or already have one in your family, this video is our choice for tops on your list. (KPA) and (GDB) are well-established and well-respected entities within the canine and training worlds. Connected already through , GDB Research and Development Director and KPA/ClickerExpo faculty member, the two organizations have created a new and exciting collaboration. In a pilot program conceived by Michele Pouliot in the summer of 2013 and implemented in late 2013 and 2014, KPA Certified Training Partners (CTP) have become puppy raisers for GDB.