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.
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 🙁
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 🙂
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 :-\