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Shaping and Targeting

Targeting vs. Luring

Soon after learning that a click marks the exact behavior and tells the animal what earned its reward, newcomers to clicker training wonder how to go about getting that clickable behavior. On this point, the answer they hear depends on whom they ask.

New Year’s Resolutions: Making Your Plan for Success

The starting bell

How to Clicker Train Your Dog to Stay in the Yard

Draw the lines yourself

Would you like to train your dog to stay in your yard without resorting to electrical shock?

Ignorance Is Bliss: Real-World Use of Modifiers with a Search & Rescue Dog

A search-and-rescue start

Spin the Bottle—with Your Dog!

Does your dog have the winter blues?