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Clicker charging issues

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Hi all,

we’ve recently adopted a 3 month old German Shorthaired pointer who we are very keen to get trained well. We watched and read a lot about clicker training and decided we would like to go this route. We’ve been working at it twice a day for over a week now and we’re still not getting any sign that the clicker is charged. We click the clicker and Cola doesn’t even notice. During training, We’ve been clicking the clicker as soon as Cola has the kiblble we use in his mouth. Are we doing something wrong?

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As mentioned, the "time line" is behavior - mark - reward. The behavior can be lured (using a treat to coax the puppy into position), captured (puppy does what you want on its own, so you reward it), or shaped (puppy is encouraged to do something by having small bits toward that behavior rewarded).

If you want free training resources, then Kikopup on YouTube is a good option. https://www.youtube.com/user/kikopup

If you want paid resources, the the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy is an online training school that offer a ton of learning opportunities. One of them is a self study class called FE110: Raising a Performance Puppy. https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/courses/24 Don't let the performance bit scare you... its a good foundation for all puppies.
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