Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs

August 3, 2012 by  
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Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs

  • Sit, Down, Come
  • Good manners
  • Safety behaviors
  • Fun, games, tricks
  • 100 pages

New EXPANDED edition! “New to clicker training? then this is a “must read”. Learn from this book how training can be FUN, both for you and your dog!” If you are curious about clicker training and want to give it a try, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs is the place to begin. Karen Pryor’s readabale, entertaining chapters introduce you to the why’s and how’s of clicker training from choosing a treat and timing the click to training a trick. Now in an expanded edition, Getting Started w

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  1. loce_the_wizard "loce_the_wizard" says:
    119 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Could have been condensed greatly, June 13, 2003
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    loce_the_wizard “loce_the_wizard” (Lilburn, GA USA) –
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    Certainly Ms. Pryor knows her technique and provides good step-by-step basic instructions about using clicker training with dogs. She covers the do’s and don’ts and provides essential advice with some examples.

    However, I thought that the portion of the book that dealt specifically with training dogs was somewhat scant and would have rather seen more about problem solving and working with crossover dogs—e.g., dogs that have had other types of training before ever hearing a clicker—and much, much less of the history about the pioneering clicker training done with dolphins.

    Hence, I thought the book quite expensive for the amount of practical information it contained.

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  2. Karen Koomans says:
    169 of 178 people found the following review helpful
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    New to clicker training? Then this is a *must read*, June 21, 2000
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    Karen Koomans (Nieuwe Pekela Netherlands) –

    Karen Pryor, the author of this book, is the woman who introduced clicker training into the dog training’s world. As a dolphin trainer, she was convinced that the animal friendly method she used for training dolphins would work for dogs as well. And how right she was! Clicker training is now used by countless training schools and individual dog owners all over the world.

    “Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs” explains what clicker training is, why you should use it and especially HOW to use it. Clicker training is not about the clicker or about food! It is about reinforcement and correct timing, in such a way that information is communicated between trainer and dog. Together you and the dog will learn a new way of interacting. Learn from this book how training can be FUN, both for you and your dog!

    P.S.: no, clicker training is NOT about trick training (although you can use it to learn your dog funny tricks)! Learn from this book how to communicate with your dog using a clicker, and teach him to sit, lay down, heel, stay, NOT to jump up, NOT to pull etc. Enjoy!

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  3. JulieP "JLP" says:
    24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Was helpful in the beginning, January 24, 2007
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    JulieP “JLP” (Oklahoma) –

    This review is from: Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs (Paperback)

    This book was somewhat helpful in the clicker training process, however the DVD “Clicker Puppy” was so much more helpful. If you have no idea what clicker training is, or how to approach it, this may be a good beginner book for you. Wouldn’t recommend for those who already have an idea of what clicker training is.

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