Saturday, January 28, 2006

Clicker Training

Clicker training involves clicking a small box whenever your dog does something good and gets a reward. For example, if your dog performs a trick properly, you might say, "Good boy!" while thumbing the clicker. Eventually, the dog comes to see the click itself as the reward for their action.

So I've been experimenting. Lately, when I say to my wife "I love you" or "You're beautiful" or "Good girl", I click the clicker. I'll keep you updated on Katherine's training progress.

11 comments:

David said...

You are a very brave man, John...

Andy B. said...

Hope you have a nice warm quilt, cause you're sleeping on the couch tonight, my friend.
Shudder,
Andy B.

see-through faith said...

not funny . and why would you do it to a dog either for that matter? sigh

John said...

Why? Well, Sunny won't come to us when we call him. Or, in fact, do anything else that we tell him to when we instruct him. He's not the slightest bit aggressive, but neither is he the slightest bit obedient.

Clicker training is considered effective and very humane over here in the US.

John said...

Lorna, do they not train dogs in Europe? Because over here, it's considered normal to do so.

Michael said...

This makes me think of a "funny" a friend sent the other day. QUESTION: Why are women's feet typically smaller than a man's? ANSWER: it's an "evolution" thing so that she can stand closer to the sink. QUESTION: How many men does it take to open a beer can? ANSWER: None. It should already be open when she brings it. QUESTION: How do you fix a woman's watch? ANSWER: You don't. There's a clock on the oven.

Well, it was funny at the time.

John said...

I'm just going to take a step away from Michael.

Sweetie, I don't know this man. I've never met him in my life.

Michael said...

You also need to know that MY own wife has never heard of your site. It can be safely assumed that she will never see this.

gavin richardson said...

not funny, martin methodist college just gave out a thousand of those things to 12-18 year olds.. i'm still hearing the clicking 12 hours later

Greg Hazelrig said...

Question for John:

Has she taken the clicker and crammed it down your throat yet?

John said...

No, that was not her orifice of choice.