Clicker Training Blog

Clicker Training Blog
clicker training blog

Welcome to the KPCT blog, a collection of all things relevant to our clicker training community. Browse the news items and tidbits of interest — and post your own comments. The blog changes frequently, so come back often!

What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Surprising Connection between Clicker Training and Love

Many of us know that clicker training practices are built on the science of learning and behavior.

Better Together at ClickerExpo

The title of our newest book Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of

Playing the Name Game

Attention defines a relationship. Without it, there is not much interaction.

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking—by Thanking Him for Barking

Don't mind your dog giving a woof or two when people pass or approach the house—but want him to stop when you've got the message? 

Meet Me with a Toy

It used to be that when I pulled into my driveway I could see my papillon's head bouncing up and down in the window. He was so excited to see me, and I was equally excited to see him! While the bouncing never bothered me, it was accompanied by wild barking. So, as an alternate behavior, I taught him to bring me a toy. Here's how you can do the same:

How to Teach Door Manners

Teach your dog that an open door is not an open invitation to the outside world. 

Ask a Trainer: Getting Started with Crate Training

Q.  I have reviewed all of your content on crate training—thank you! All of the articles suggest using the crate to support housebreaking, but also say not to rush crate use

Potty Training Woes and Coprophagia

There are many reasons you should avoid punishing your dog or puppy if you find an "accident" in your house.