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03-15-2014 08:07 PM
robk The pup is only 9 weeks old. Keep your lessons super short. He will do fine.
03-15-2014 07:29 PM
Airman1stclass
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Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom View Post
I actually don't bother charging the clicker anymore, I just do what you're doing in the last video - he looks at you and you click and treat. That's called "capturing" a behavior - you haven't actually given him any kind of cue beforehand, he just offers up eye contact and you mark and reward it when he does.

The more you do this, no matter what the behavior, the more he will offer it. (He is ADORABLE, BTW. ) Works for sits and downs, eye contact, coming towards you (the beginning of a recall), etc. Once he's consistently offering something, you can name it by using your command right before you think he's going to do that behavior, wait until he does, then immediately click and treat to reinforce it.

The only thing I think I might change in your video is to put the clicker in your right hand, and the treats out of sight to your left. It does look like he's looking at you and not the treats, but having the treats beyond his line of sight would make it even clearer.
Thanks for the advice. I will try it.
03-15-2014 06:58 PM
ZoeD1217 Cute pup!!

I just ordered stuff for Zoe including a clicker and long lead so we can work on her actually coming inside when I call her.

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03-15-2014 06:53 PM
Cassidy's Mom I actually don't bother charging the clicker anymore, I just do what you're doing in the last video - he looks at you and you click and treat. That's called "capturing" a behavior - you haven't actually given him any kind of cue beforehand, he just offers up eye contact and you mark and reward it when he does.

The more you do this, no matter what the behavior, the more he will offer it. (He is ADORABLE, BTW. ) Works for sits and downs, eye contact, coming towards you (the beginning of a recall), etc. Once he's consistently offering something, you can name it by using your command right before you think he's going to do that behavior, wait until he does, then immediately click and treat to reinforce it.

The only thing I think I might change in your video is to put the clicker in your right hand, and the treats out of sight to your left. It does look like he's looking at you and not the treats, but having the treats beyond his line of sight would make it even clearer.
03-15-2014 05:12 PM
Airman1stclass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-e4...e_gdata_player

Clicking for eye contact
03-15-2014 05:05 PM
Jax08 Try tossing a treat a short distance and click. See if he turns back to you
03-15-2014 04:42 PM
mego I think he has the idea too. Seems like he's thinking that focusing on you or looking at you means treat and that's a good thing.
03-15-2014 04:22 PM
Dainerra I would say offer the treat faster. Have the treat in your hand, where he can see it. Show it to him, click and give. Within a couple seconds he should get the idea

after watching your video, I'm thinking he does have the idea. You click, he looks at you, you give the treat. He knows that click = treat coming.
03-15-2014 04:19 PM
Serbrider Yup... I had a couple drinks last night (at home mind you) and wasn't thinking totally clearly. But yes. Already pointed out, it's "target training" or "luring". I was thinking "marker" as in the target/marker.

Not marker as in marking the behavior... which is what I do since I don't use a clicker, but a tongue cluck.

But yeah. I really do know what I'm talking about in regards to the action of it... terminology just screws me up sometimes.
03-15-2014 04:17 PM
Dainerra
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When I'm talking about marker training, I have a marker. Could be my hand, could be a ball on the end of a stick, could be something on the floor, depends on what I define as "marker" or "target". And then use that to lure the animal into positions, like "sit" or "down" or "circle" or whatever. And clicker is what I use to confirm the correct action.


I just mix in whatever works best for what I'm doing/needing...
as others have probably said by now, this is called "target training" or "targeting".

Marker training is simply using something to "mark" the behavior - a word, a sound, whatever you choose. I use "YES" as my marker.
Clicker training is just marker training using the clicker to mark the behavior
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