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Träna en servicehund genom att 'klicka', (svensk text)

User with her service dog
User with her service dog

User clicks
User clicks

Dog receives positive feedback
Dog receives positive feedback

Clicker and service dog brochure
Clicker and service dog brochure

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Train a service dog by ‘clicking’

– a training method for service dogs

Description
Services dogs learn new behaviors through clicker training. The owner uses a small ‘clicker', see photo 4, that makes a clicking sound.

First the owner teaches the dog that ‘clicking' is positive feedback by giving a treat with every click. Then the owner can 'click' the dog to shape a behavior: for example, if you want the dog to go to a certain place, say, ‘guess’ and click each time the dog turns toward the desired goal. Continue until the dog reaches the desired object/place.

Authors comments
A service dog needs regular training. ‘Clicking' is good training and mental exercise for the dog.

Tip is dated from 2010

Categories for this tip
caring for household objects » taking care of animals, carrying, moving and handling objects » opening/closing, picking up/taking down, transporting, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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