STEP 1: PREPARE TREATS
Slice a ham, cheese or cooked chicken into small pieces. The
pieces should be small enough for your dog to quickly swallow
without the need to chew them. Usually, you can spend up to 200
treats per training session. Bought treats are not advised because
most of them your dog will need to chew before eating them making
your training progress a lot slower. Make sure that treats are
good enough for your dog to be interested in them.
STEP 2: CLICK AND TREAT
Click, wait 2 seconds then give your dog a treat. By doing this
you are telling your dog: "Look, buddy, you have done something
good after this sound a delicious treat is coming". The process is
called charging the clicker. At the start, you should always use
the clicker. It is easier and less confusing for your dog to hear
a neutral sound as a marker he has done something good than a word
you can say when talking to somebody with your dog being around.
STEP 3: REPETITION
Dogs are like small children, they need some repetition to learn.
So keep repeating this process for 10-15 minutes. NEVER CLICK
WITHOUT A TREAT COMMING AFTER IT. If you click and don't give your
dog a treat you will confuse him, and you will lose your marker of
good behavior. Meaning you will need to do double work of training
him again that clicker means he has done something good.
STEP 4: TESTING
Try to click and see if your dog is expecting a reward. If he
looks at you or starts searching for a reward it means he
understands what click means. Don't forget after each click there
must be a reward. Happy training