Yesterday I posted a video of the spur-of-the-moment training session in which I tried to start teaching Talos the meaning of "wait." Today, I taped another session, this time with the clicker and with a plan! My criteria was pretty simple: I'd click for anything that wasn't moving toward the bowl. If he moved toward the bowl, I simply pulled the bowl up so he couldn't reinforce himself. [Note: Still no verbal cue yet – I don't have the behavior 100% polished. Cues are added after you get the behavior…]
What a difference the clicker (and a trainng plan) makes! Watch how much easier it was for Talos to "get it." The beauty and simplicity of clicker training never fails to delight me.
Good job!! It was great being able to watch both videos and see the difference. I think those two videos will be a HUGE help explaining the purpose behind clicker training for beginners!
Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart says
The thing that always amazes me about clicker work is that dogs understand so quickly that the sound + food means “I like that thing you just did.” I suspect it would take me ages to figure out what I had done right, but my dogs really do get it pretty fast.