Our first beagle Hunter Warrior was very responsive to clicker training.
We found a great book called Clicker Training for Obedience
It was very easy to follow. We taught our beagle tricks like find it, crawl and dance.
These tips are from a top Obedience competitor on clicker training from Hugpages.com
Find a place with little or no distractions to begin training
Simply, prepare some treats, about 30 pieces, click and immediately treat your dog. Continue doing this, clicking and feeding the dog one treat after each click
As you do this, watch for understanding. Does your dog get all excited the moment it hears the click? If yes, your dog has picked up the association that a click equals a treat.
Congratulations, you have completed setting up the clicker.
After finishing the 30 treats, if your dog has still not picked up the association, simply wrap up the lesson.
Continue repeating these 30 treat sessions a few hours apart each time (using the above steps) till your dog get’s all excited the moment it hears the click.
Once your dog understands that a click means that it has earned itself a treat, you have succeeded setting up the clicker.
Meanwhile, when setting up the clicker, be mindful not to overfeed your dog. If necessary, you may wish to cut your dog’s ration and set aside a portion of it for clicker training so as not to risk overfeeding.
How to Use a Clicker
Once you have successfully set up the clicker, you can begin teaching behaviours using the clicker. Here’s how…
Mark or Capture the Behaviour
Beagle with Clicker Training
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