Can someone explain clicker training to me? I am watching some Kikopup videos on YouTube and I don't get the "why" of using a clicker? :redface:
It's also more precise than speaking. Dogs do not generalize, so if you say "good" at all differently (which you will depending upon health, time of day and mood), the dog may not realize that it means the exact same thing. Also, people don't usually say "good" at exactly the right moment, so the dog gets the wrong idea of what you want. Really, the clicker is just a way to get around human imprecision and dogs' lack of generalization skills.The clicker marks exactly what is being rewarded so they have a more specific idea of what you want, and training can happen faster.