Dogs repeat behaviors that get them what they want. That’s why positive reinforcement dog training focuses on rewarding your dog for the behaviors you want to see. If you give your dog a treat for giving you a paw, for example, your dog will be more likely to give you a paw in the future.
- Clicker training, or mark and reward, is a form of positive reinforcement dog training.
- The clicker or marker communicates the exact moment your dog does what you want.
- The timing of the click is essential and every click must be followed by a reward.