Carol Collett

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Using Clicker to Train “Place”

One thing last night’s trick or treating brought home to me is that I must get back to training our dogs to go to a place on cue. The best way I’ve found to do that is by using the clicker. Damon, our little bully mix, is the most responsive of our three to the clicker. If he sees my with a clicker in my hand he immediately starts offering behaviors.

Last year I started training each of them to “place.” Such a helpful skill. I kind of slacked off on their training. So now we’re back to square one. Sigh.

Here’s Damon last fall with a nice response to “go to your mat.” We’ll get back here with all three soon.

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Do you have a place cue for your dogs? Have you ever tried clicker training? How do your dogs respond when the doorbell rings?

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2 thoughts on “Using Clicker to Train “Place”

  1. Rooney knows the “house” command and we usually try to get him to go there before we open the door. It is very helpful for situations like Halloween, or when we have a bunch of guests.

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