Clicker Training Blog

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.

ClickerExpo Is in a New York State of Mind

One of the joys of holding ClickerExpo in Stamford, Connecticut, is that a number of folks from the greater New York area attend. My own roots are completely in New England, and my sports team allegiances are clear. But, not only did I spend time working and living in New York, I married a woman whose family roots and friendships stretch long and deep in the boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan; to Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties; and, yes, even into New Jersey. To top it off, Karen Pryor grew up in New York City and her fondness for the city, like mine, is palpable.

Help Panda, the Guide Miniature Horse

Ann and Panda

Panda, the guide miniature horse trained by ClickerExpo fac

A Surprise for ClickerExpo Stamford: Karen!

Here’s a great start to 2017: Karen Pryor will be joining us at ClickerExpo in Stamford, Connecticut! Karen wants to hang out, see the many people she has missed, and soak in the ClickerExpo atmosphere.

ClickerExpo 2017: A Top-10 Animal Training Conference!

In a recent post, The Modern Dog Trainer included Karen Pryor Clicker Training’