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    I just started clicker training with mine. Apart from the clicker obviously (I got a spare also), I also bought a bracelet to attach the clicker to because I kept losing it in my pockets and having to fumble around for it. And got the treat bag for the same reason. I bought those from here: Clicker Training Dog Supplies - The Dogs Den Training Products

    You could of course use anything to attach your clicker to, I just liked the colourful bracelets. The treat bag clicps onto your pocket or belt and it is very easy to get your hand in and out.

    I used raw meat as a treat when on walks initially, but found it too yucky to be handling it all the time, so I switched to cut up frankfurts today. Though the dog looked slightly dissapointed when she realised it wasn't red meat, so I may have to switch back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    Ceaser Milan even has a belt thingo!

    The Cesar Millan Pro Belt

    V & F - Thanks For your advice, Im super keen on doing this. Which is why i want to be as prepared as I can before I start so I can get off on the right foot.

    Printing out some interesting stuff on clicker training for some bedtime reading while I wait for my goodies!

    If You have anything that really helped you or helps you i should say I will take anything on board!
    Cesar Milan belt is just the DOOG Walking belt. As I saqid earlier mine came apart at the seam with one strong pull from Phoenix. They are not worth the money. Black dog one is more expensive but much better quality.

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    And apart from the quality issue, I wouldn't want to be seen walking around with anything Cesar Milan branded!

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    Aww Poor Ceaser!

    Anyway, with the clicker training. I figure that there will be a million books out there on how to do it. I gather the basic jist of it is the same so if I bought any book it will do or can i buy the wrong book?

    If that at all made any sense..
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    I have a clicker but I rarely use it. The sound annoys me. I mostly say "yes" instead.

    I got a gentle leader somewhere and I really must find it.

    Most important thing in my bag of dog training stuff.
    1. treats!!!
    soft treats like chopped up sausage or roast chicken.

    crunchy treats like kibble, kitten kibble, dried fish, liver treats...

    I've got a couple of treat bag systems for these. I go through a lot of zip lock snack bags even though I use each one multiple times.

    2. If we're in a public place, dog poo pick up bags.

    3. a lead - with knots in it - so it will hold if you have to jump on it. I had to get a horse rope lead for my dog because she chomped through all the others, though when I use a gentle leader halter on her, I put the lightest lead I've got on it, ie she could chomp through that but she hasn't yet, and it puts the least amount of gravity pull on the halter so I only "correct" when I want to.

    4. Tug toys. I've got the remains of a double handled rabbit fur tug in my bum bag of dog walking goodies. I also have somewhere an everlast fun ball with a rope through it. A bit like a home made orbee and a lot tougher.

    5. training bum bag or treat bag

    6. If I'm getting a trainer in - or if I'm really good - I have a notebook - where I can write down what thing I was working on, how often dog got it right (or how many treats) and how often an attempt was unsuccessful. If you can get a ratio of 4 good attempts to 1 oops - then the dog pretty much has that action trained and you can up your criteria - introduce more distractions or make the task slightly more difficult.

    7. Susan Garrett and Greg Derrett dvds. And Lesley Nelson's really reliable recall dvd. Wish I had crate games when I first got my EH. Would have made so much difference. This won't fit in the bum bag tho.

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    I did get a lunge lead from an equestrian shop - but I found it was mostly good for getting tangles so didn't use it much. I found an ordinary lead with knots in it enough for me. Ie dog thought she was safely free at 2m and wasn't.

    I have a sensible front attach harness - which is good for teaching loose lead walking along with other methods like stopping and not moving forward until the dog comes back...

    But now I mostly only use it for the meet and greets before dog club classes - because my dog is just so pleased to be there she tries to drag me if i don't have it on her. She doesn't get to greet until she calms down and shows some self control though.

    PS To club (agility) training I also take a crate, and a bag with drink bottles in it for me and the dog, and some artificial grass for training contacts (put a treat on it). And the special no dingle dangle tags collar. And a spare pocket sized lead. And some more tug toys.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 08-19-2011 at 01:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    Aww Poor Ceaser!

    Anyway, with the clicker training. I figure that there will be a million books out there on how to do it. I gather the basic jist of it is the same so if I bought any book it will do or can i buy the wrong book?

    If that at all made any sense..
    Karen Pryor. One stop shop: Karen Pryor Clickertraining Store

    Worth every cent

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    If you've got an anxious easily distracted dog - maybe click for calm - I think that book came first anyway.

    If you have a dog that just can't be stuffed - maybe click for joy...

    I haven't read any of them and until this thread, only knew about "click for calm".

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    Oh no, now I want that Click for Joy book!

    I ordered Karen Pryor's 'Don't shoot the dog' but it hasn't arrived yet.

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    Well I have a dog that cant be stuffed and I have a dog that CAN be easily distracted, I wont say she is all the time thou!

    Maybe I should get both.. They are on special!
    Rubylisious


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