Wow! Thanks for that Willy! I always wondered why since I always use the clicker to shape new behaviors then use verbal after it is known simply because I always found the clicker faster and clearer to the dog. That is great there is an actual reason.
After you quoted that I posted the link to Karen Pryor's website where she lays out her hypothesis
as to how the brain is working. However, that article was written in 2001 and I'm positive I've read an actual scientific study that proved out her hypothesis. I've had a hard time finding it. It put actual numbers on the response time- and the numbers were significant!! I'll totally make them up, but it was something like via verbal: 300ms; via clicker: 50ms. Again, I'm making up those numbers, but I'm confident I've found some study that indicated such significant reducer of response time.
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