I'm reading up on clicker training so I know what to do when I finally get my puppy and am only halfway through this article but honestly there is some worrying stuff being printed...
'You'll want to use a soft treat that your dog can quickly eat. You can use thinly sliced hot dog, small pieces of cheese..'
Serious you want them to associate the clicker with a heart attack! Blah I would never feed my dog that!
'If you're trying to train your dog to fetch a beer from the fridge, for example, you don't expect your dog to get a beer for you on the first try. Instead, train small steps at a time - training your dog to open the fridge, to hold a beer can, etc. - and eventually create the entire behavior. This is known as "shaping" a behavior.'
I'm sorry what?? do you want a dog or a waiter? That is just wrong on so many levels.
Can anyone point me to a good link for clicker training that isn't going to upset me every second paragraph.