Review: A Clicker for Dog Training

iStock_000016265624_SmallClickers are a fantastic tool.

We make good use of them as ‘event markers’ in ‘positive reinforcement training’.

They make a consistent and clear noise.

This allows our dog to know exactly which behaviour we are rewarding.

Clix Multi Clicker

One of the most popular clickers on the market is the Clix Multi-Click clicker.

This differentiates itself from other clickers, as it has volume control options.

clixThis means that when you are ‘charging the clicker’ with a young puppy or nervous dog, you can use a quieter click.

This is less likely to worry them, and will make it easier to get them accustomed to the noise.

Why not try one out yourself. They are available from Amazon here.

Karen Pryor Big Button Clicker

51dPlPdKmsLA nice alternative clicker is this big button clicker. It fits neatly into your hand, and makes a fairly soft click so as not to disturb nervous dogs.

It comes with a handy wrist strap, and is designed to be comfortable to hold

This helpful training aid has a raised button, and comes in a range of colour options.

They are also available from Amazon, here.

Mikka Training Clikka Training Aid

The Mikka Clikka also a large button for easy use, with a consistent click at a single volume emitted each time you press.

61yeq1Wdf2L._SL1024_It comes with a finger band as well as a neck lanyard, so you can keep it safe whether it is in use or you are on the move.

The finger band also helps to keep the clicker in the right position, for easy access and quick use in training.

It is available from Amazon, here.

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Ian William Polnick January 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Dear Sir;

I have a yellow lab retriever that on October 17/14 turned two years old . Is it too late to train him with a clicker? He already knows most of his commands.

Also, is there any type of cost to belong to Totally Dog Training. Sincerely,

Ian William Polnick

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Pippa Mattinson January 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

No cost Ian, and its never too late to start clicker training 🙂

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Josh July 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Check out the new Clicker Ring at ClickerPlus.com. I’d be happy to send you a sample for a review.

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Pippa Mattinson July 12, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Hi Josh, I’d be happy to review, email me pippa@pippamattinson.com and I’ll send you my address. Pippa

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