My go-to recommendation book for clicker training is “” by Melissa Alexander. I did not discover the book until I was further into clicker training. It would have saved me time and some trial and error if I had read it beforehand.
The author is the moderator for a clicker training forum and compiled some of the mostly commonly asked questions and answers about clicker training in this book. The book covers a lot of technical ground while providing clear and concise answers (in a Q&A format). It also has an index and cross-references other sections of the book.
This is not a step-by-step how to teach your dog how to wave with a clicker kind of book (personally, I prefer video for that type of thing). It’s more about providing you with the knowledge behind how clicker training works, why it works and how to be a more efficient clicker trainer. And I like how it’s not just for beginners, clicker trainers of various levels can benefit from this book.
Some of my favorite questions and answers:
- Will I have to use the and forever?
- What do I do if my dog intentionally disobeys a known command?
- How do I add distance/duration to a behavior?
- How do I train against distractions?
- How long will it take to train my dog?
- What is management? How do I “set my dog up for success?”
|Mr. N ready to demonstrate his clicker training skills at the non-profit fair|
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