Originally Posted by Gib_laut
Verbal is more convenient but clicker is more consistent. It's the same sound no matter what. Your voice is different depending on mood/energy level/how the dog did, etc
My assumption was that the variability of my voice is an advantage as it permits me to give stronger/weaker feedback for great/ok performance. Your post seems to imply the opposite.
I'm one of those dogs that need to know why before I understand something completely. So, why is the perfect consistency of a clicker better than the feedback-variability of my voice?
Please understand that I am not being snarky or disrespectful in my question. I truly want to learn and understand.
Marker training is the foundation upon which so much is built so understanding this concept thoroughly is important to me.