Having a cute little puppy is of course the most entertaining and loving experience at any point of time, but selecting the kind and friendly method of training the puppy with the help of some scientifically proven techniques is rather surprising. Yep! Clicker training is the one it is all about. This is the practical application of Operant Conditioning which is the scientific process of behavioral modification involved to train just any animal which includes your cute little puppy too.
The experienced and expert Clicker Trainers generally use the inexpensive small plastic noise making device known as ‘Clicker’ for marking the good behavior and in turn compensate it with foods, play or just any other thing that the puppy would love to do. The beauty of this device called clicker is in its exactitude or accuracy as timing is everything in any dog training where the clicker trainers literally have edge on. When the trainer clicks, the puppy starts learning whatever it was doing right then when trainer clicked is what is being rewarded. Gradually they shape up the desired behaviors out of puppy’s other behaviors. It is just great fun for the puppy and not that hard as it sounds.
The clicker trainers hardly shout or scream or hurt or even bank of collar trainings of their puppies. They are expert and highly experienced to get exactly the desired behavior from the puppies and not that they really do not want to have. This is the best and absolutely stress-free method of training the puppy with all positive behavioral attitudes.
The sound coming out of the clicker is consistent and unique and so made that puppies can recognize it better. Basically the clicker is designed for marking the good behavioral attitudes and if the puppy passes it successfully, it is being rewarded. This prompts the puppies to recognize when they have done what or what the trainer want them to do and just remember the sound and the treat they have been given fort their future exercises. With the help of properly used clicker training method, the puppy learns everything faster and better and gradually turns increasingly responsive to its owner.
When compared with other training methods like voice commands, clicker training is proved to be better yet faster option anyway as the device generates the consistent sound which would always be the same, whereas the voice command may change based on the person’s emotions and tones, sending mixed signals to the puppy. At times when you are angry with your puppy, then the emotions would transmit to your puppy in the negative manner. The puppy when enough experienced would be able to set apart the sound of the clicker device from all the surrounding sounds and noises of the atmosphere. This helps the trainers to carry out their training sessions in any place even like the crowded parks or roadside pavements or your courtyards.
The best benefit of clicker training system for puppies are that it never involves any types of punishments to them or forcing them to work unwillingly. This makes the total training session rather enjoyable like playing not only for the puppies but also for their owners.