Markers are an integral part of the communication process when we are interacting with our learners.
Whether you choose to use a clicker or not, the whole process behind "marker training" needs a close examination. Hanging your training psyche on the use of a clicker may not be the best use of your time. Especially if you are just starting out.
On this, the final episode of Season 3 of the Learning about Dogs podcast, Kay Laurence and Sue McGuire challenge the use of a single tool to impart such important information.
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The more we explore and blend the theory, biology and application it is clear that this is not a simple process, it is complex and very sophisticated. With active minds open to learning we can continue to understand more, apply in an educated format and improve the combination of learning and dogs that we know and love and call training.
Online classes with Sue McGuire
Basic Training and Manners starts Thursday October 15th @ 6:45 PDT
Intermediate Training starts Thursday, October 15th @ 5:30pm PDT