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charging a clicker
« on: July 04, 2006, 06:02:38 PM »
charging the clicker:
 
throw lots of small high quality treats on the floor - small cubes of cheese are good
as s/he eats them click each one s/he picks up
then offer one out of palm of hand - as s/he eats it click
then start to mix it up - sometimes one on the floor sometimes from the hand
don't speak at all - don't click if he doesn't eat the treat

will take about 50 - 70 treats - the clicker is charged when the dog looks at the floor or your hand when you pick up the clicker - do this for 3 sessions - nothing else - then you can start.

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 06:24:26 PM »
please miss ... my dog wont eat the treats

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 12:26:35 AM »
and ...... ;) so whats the problem?

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 02:17:49 PM »
please miss ... my dog wont eat the treats

Use another reward then :)


Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Just pee on it and walk away

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 03:50:25 PM »
the problem is she has been conditioned not to pick food up from the floor or take from hands.

thats almost a "good thing" but it sure as hell puzzled me !!!!

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 04:41:49 PM »
can she not be taught that the click means she can have the treat off the floor/hands?

hmmm but then how do you get her to eat them :-\... does she not have any treats ever?

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 07:58:44 PM »
can you not put them in a bowl or something or would that confuse her?


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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 08:05:13 PM »
hi,

i forgot to say - its only conditioned strongly indoors, she is willing allbeit very anxiously to charge outdoors.  i did the very last (and best) treat from my hand and she came over took it and lept a mile when i clicked even on softest soft click and i had to push the treat over to her :(

honestly, you've no idea just how scared and anxious she is poor baby :(

claire x

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 08:06:31 PM »
put the clicker behind your back

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 08:08:54 PM »
oh thats nothing claire, honey not only jumped a mile but shot behind the sofa and refused to come out first time I ever tried a clicker!! I guess I sort of got it charged in that she knows a click means a treat - but she wears the most petrified expression on her face ive given up with it, it no a fun way for her to learn  :)


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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 08:10:29 PM »
it was behind my back and under a coat  :o

see i do try and think !!


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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 08:40:16 PM »
nope - it doesnt work with all dogs - so take care claire - you dont want to re-enforce the anxiety - does she like squeaky toys - do they faze her at all?

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 08:41:27 PM »
i know - only did the once :)

dunno - she doesnt "do" toys - i'll check but i would imagine she'll poopp herself

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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008, 08:47:14 PM »
Bev Honey doesnt like squeaky toys either  :-[ if shes playing and one squeaks she will spit it across the room with a look of disgust/worry on her face, but she dont mind if Buster squeaks them  ??? sorry dont want to hijack  :-\


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Re: charging a clicker
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 08:49:20 PM »
it ok suz - does honey work for anything ?  because misty isnt fussed really about food or treats ?