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Top 5 sports to try with your dog

Top 5 sports to try with your dog

There’s nothing wrong with taking your four-legged friend to the park for a game of fetch – but it can get a bit boring. The great thing about clicker training is how quickly dogs learn to react. Once you’ve mastered the art of training with treats, you’ll find that it’s easier than ever to try new and exciting activities with your dog. Why not give one of these fun hobbies a go?

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What exactly is clicker training?

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What exactly is clicker training?

There are many forms of training with treats that dog owners may wish to try, with clicker training being one of the most popular. The name refers to the handheld mechanical clicker used by the trainer: it’s clicked when the dog displays the exact behaviour that the trainer is looking for, and a treat is given straight after.

How does it work?

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Positive reinforcement tips for training dogs

Positive reinforcement tips for training dogs

Positive reinforcement, otherwise known as reward-based training or pain-free training is becoming more popular as the years go by. As dog owners, we’re quickly learning that dogs respond much quicker to positivity than negativity. Rewarding good behaviour and ignoring bad behaviour often gets results quickly, and soon you’ll find yourself enjoying the company of a well-behaved dog. So, where do you start?

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