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Clicker training is a versatile, reward-based system of training based on the science of behavioural psychology. Although the methods used are scientifically based, they can be mastered by anyone, including children. Clicker training is great fun for both handler and dog, and usually produces a variety of behavioural benefits besides the trained exercises. Dogs trained in this way become happier, calmer, more confident and more responsive to their owners.
Clicker training is a hands-off method which is suitable for disabled persons; in fact, it has enabled many people who would not be able to handle conventionally to re-enter the world of dog sports.
Although it isn't necessary to know much of the theory behind clicker training to enjoy the method, most people reach a stage where they feel they would like to know more. You can find articles about the theory behind clicker training in our articles library.