Train a service dog by ‘clicking’

– a training method for service dogs

User with her service dog
User with her service dog

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.

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

This tip is from 2010

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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Tipsare: Ulla

Ulla lives together with her partner in an apartment. She is working part time. In 1973 she was injured and has a high paraplegia.