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My Dog Is Afraid of the Clicker. What Should I Do?

2 years ago   |   By Eileen and Dogs

I wrote this article especially for people who are either new to using a clicker or have not dealt extensively with a fearful dog.
If your dog is scared by the noise of the clicker, slow down. Switch to a verbal marker for now. Don't immediately focus on trying to achieve softer clicks. Here's why.
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Some years ago, I used to train my friend's rat terrier Kaci. She is the star of my “backing up” video and was an all-around champ of a dog. She had a littermate named Cookie. After I started training Kaci and she enjoyed it so much, I started training Cookie...
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