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Clicker training a puppy?

Have you ever done it? How do you like it? Does it or did it work? What age did you start? we just got a puppy and are trying to see what method of training works best.

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 10:29 PM on Aug. 8, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • It is effective for the dog trainers at Petsmart, but I tried it when I had a 2 month old German Shepherd, and it didn't work for me. What I found worked was using hand signals (like I'd snap my finger and point down when I wanted him to sit) and when he'd respond how I wanted him to, I'd give him a treat. Once he caught on to that, I started incorporating words with the hand signals and he got it. Like kids, every dog learns differently. Congrats on your new puppy and best of luck!

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 10:34 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

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