The Power of training with markers
This video was written and produced by Ed Frawley. It's goal is to introduce the dog trainer to the world of marker training in dogs. It sets the stage for the series of traning DVD's that Ed later produced with Michael Ellis.
Marker training (also called clicker training) is one of the most profound systems of training dogs.
In reality this is a training system that is not that difficult to learn. In it's most basic form it's a method of communication that is very very clear for the dog. Dogs learn the marker language quickly and when they do they thrive in the training. The marker system produces dogs that love to train.
Dog training is a learned skill. The goal of this DVD is to introduce dog trainers to the details of training with markers and demonstrate the finer points of the marker system. It not only demonstrate the use of markers in the basic commands, but also includes examples of how markers can be used in more difficulty exercises, like the retrieve and the send away.
Trainers must understand the details of this system if they are to be successful. Once they grasp the concept and learn to apply it to their training they create dogs that become problem solvers and dogs that love the work.
Marker training can be started on 8 week old puppies or older dogs. It is a purely positive method of training dogs that is 100% non-confrontational. That is one of the reasons it can work with dominant dogs. This system goes a long way towards building or repairing the bond between handler and dog.
Table of Contents:
What is Marker Training
5 Core Words of Marker Training
How to Start Marker Training
Charge the Mark
When to Use the Clicker over the Marker YES
Delivery of Reward
Placement of the Reward
How to Offer Food Rewards Safely
Low Food Drive Dogs
Vary How You Reward
Ask Your Dog What He Likes
Food Rewards vs Toy Rewards
Splitting and Shaping
Back-Chain an Exercise
LURING and Signals
Training the LOOK
Luring requires an Exit Strategy
When and How Do I Stop Using Food Rewards
Marker Train a Human
When a Dog Does Not Perform a Command
Screw Up Cookies - When and How to Use them
Adding Duration with "GOOD"
Handlers need to learn patience
Impulse Control and Distraction
Adult Dogs; Dominant Dogs; Rescue Dogs and Marker Training
Your Voice is a Powerful Tool - Use it
Using Food Rewards to Train Your Dog