Best training for your dog?

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  1. Paul Bright

    Paul Bright New Member

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    So guys what do you consider the best or the most appropriate methods of training for your dogs?

    Well I personally train my dogs using clicker training and so far it's the most appropriate for me.

    I know dogs do differ when it comes to how they respond to you or how you train them, but clicker training fits just right for me.

    How about you guys? :D
     
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    I love clicker training as much as my dogs do.
     
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    I train with a clicker aswell, I can't be thankful enough for whats its done to help Buster in the last few years. I think shaping is the most incredible thing to watch happen.
     
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    I've never gotten the hang of the clicker (I'm a klutz). I find it easier to "click" what I want with a verbal "Yes!". I also use treats and luring. Did that make sense to anyone? LOL
     
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    I do mostly lure/reward and capturing. I rarely use a clicker, but I sometimes use a verbal marker, and technically the way I train them, their release word is a very powerful marker. I do a lot of building muscle memory. I also do use corrections in the form of collar pops occasionally.
     
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    Yup, I do that, too. :) I'll shape with Chloe when I teach her tricks, and it is fun to see what she comes up with. LOL When I teach basic obedience, I rely on a lure.

    I'll use corrections as well, mainly when they already grasp what I want and just choose not to do it. But they both know what "Ah ah!" means. LOL
     
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    Clicker shaping for new behaviours for Pit, lure clicker for the other two.
     
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    Clicker, lots of luring. I'll shape on occasion but I have to be pretty liberal in my rewards because she gets frustrated quickly. But for the most part, lures.
     
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    Some clicker, a lot of positive reinforcement without the clicker (sometimes with a verbal marker), ahttp://www.chazhound.com/forums/t125201/nd some corrections (usually a verbal "no" marker or collar pops).

    Guide work I do with verbal praise and collar pops. No treats.

    Most other things I start with the clicker and then fade it out. I do some luring, some shaping, and some modeling, but I think shaping is the most common.
     
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    I did clicker training at first, then did some luring, now I'm trying to get back to shaping and clicker, and maybe a little bit of luring and capturing which I do a lot of as is. I have used collar pops before when working on LLW but I like capturing with the clicker better for that and heeling since he responds better to that than any sort of physical correction.
     
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    I do almost exclusively capturing and shaping with a clicker, I only lure behaviors which the dog never offers on his own and which would take too long to shape. Of the 40+ behaviors the service dogs I train learn to do, I can only think of one or two that I ever lure. But I do teach luring to pet dog training clients, they get quick results that way; I also usually teach them to use a verbal marker, rather than a clicker.
     

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