Dog Clicker Training

Dog Clicker Training

Dog Clicker Training

Dates/times: Saturday September 16 (2-4 pm) and Sunday September 17 (1-2:30 pm)

Location: Gustavus Fire Hall

Cost: $20 (includes clicker, treats, instruction, and follow-up materials)

Registration required: Email gustavuscommunitycenter@gmail.com to register. Space is limited to 8 dogs, but there are extra “people spaces”– please ask!

What is clicker training? It’s a fun style of animal training that uses positive reinforcement to shape behaviors. It can be used to train simple commands, tricks, and even more elaborate behaviors such as hide-and-seek and obstacle courses.

In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to use a clicker as a marking signal to shape your dog’s behavior. We’ll practice training basic commands and tricks, and you’ll get ideas for how to take the training further in the future. It’s appropriate for all ages of dogs, at any level of training. Your dog should be familiar with being on leash.

About the presenter: Kathy Hocker spent 16 years training her dog Magpie in obedience, agility, and goofy tricks, and also taught classes for Juneau’s Capital Kennel Club.

NOTE: Dogs and people will be working in close quarters, so the class is not appropriate for dogs with fear or aggression issues. But it’s possible to attend without a dog, learn the technique, and train at home.

Questions? Call Kathy at 907-500-2898

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