Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 1.19 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Click and Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs [Paperback]

Miriam Fields-Babineau , Evan Cohen
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
RRP: 13.99
Price: 13.57 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 0.42 (3%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, 14 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 12.00  
Paperback 13.57  
Trade In this Item for up to 1.19
Trade in Click and Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 1.19, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

17 Feb 2006
Your reward is a well–behaved dog! Young and old, large and small, pedigreed and mixed–breed, dogs respond to clicker training. Preferred by many professionals, clicker training is a positive, precise, and effective method of reinforcing good behavior. Noted dog trainer Miriam Fields–Babineau explains clicker training techniques step by step so that all dog owners can use the approach. Whether you want to train your dog to obey basic commands, perform tricks, compete in performance sports, or do service work, clicker training gets results and enhances your relationship with your dog. Focusing on actual techniques rather than theory and science, this book explains how to: ∗ Use the three–step pattern: lure, click, reward ∗ Use an appropriate tone of voice and the right verbal cues ∗ Incorporate visual cues, with suggestions for signals for specific actions ∗ Distraction–proof your dog, teaching him to focus on you (and the clicker) even when there′s lots of commotion With real–life examples from the author′s experiences plus photos that illustrate proper form, this book will get you and your dog enthusiastic about training.It′s truly rewarding!

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Click and Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs + Click & Train Your Dog: Using Clicker Training to Transform Your Common Canine Into a Superdog
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (17 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764596438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764596438
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Your reward is a well–behaved dog! Young and old, large and small, pedigreed and mixed–breed, dogs respond to clicker training. Preferred by many professionals, clicker training is a positive, precise, and effective method of reinforcing good behavior. Noted dog trainer Miriam Fields–Babineau explains clicker training techniques step by step so that all dog owners can use the approach. Whether you want to train your dog to obey basic commands, perform tricks, compete in performance sports, or do service work, clicker training gets results and enhances your relationship with your dog. Focusing on actual techniques rather than theory and science, this book explains how to: Use the three–step pattern: lure, click, reward Use an appropriate tone of voice and the right verbal cues Incorporate visual cues, with suggestions for signals for specific actions Distraction–proof your dog, teaching him to focus on you (and the clicker) even when there′s lots of commotion With real–life examples from the author′s experiences plus photos that illustrate proper form, this book will get you and your dog enthusiastic about training.It′s truly rewarding!

About the Author

MIRIAM FIELDS–BABINEAU has been a professional animal trainer for more than twenty–five years. After earning degrees in psychology and zoology from the University of Maryland, she founded her company, Training Unlimited, Inc., in 1983. She is the author of nearly thirty books about dogs and dog training.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
Before you begin clicker training, you need to understand the underlying principles that make the clicker so effective. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:


Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars informative 18 Mar 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I recently rescued a 6 month old pup who had no basic training at at all.
After reading other reviews I thought that I would give this a go and I must say it does seem to work.
Some things took longer than others and I am still working on others but overall I would recommend any one to try clicker training.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars think twice! 23 July 2010
By lezah
Format:Paperback
I read the part that amazon lets me read online, which is quite a lot, and I have other books by the author.

Let me quote:
"This is a book for dog owners who wish to use a positive approach to dog training but do not wish to learn the science behind the method. It's written for people who simply want to see quick results."

I vehemently disagree with this method of voluntary ignorance. Understanding the science behind anything is always more rewarding and always leads to more possibilities opening up than following steps ever will. Don't kid yourself into thinking that it aint so, and don't think that the scientific "jargon" is too complex for you to understand, either.

Ok, so, moving on.. she has a change of heart and says: "Before you begin clicker training, you need to understand the underlying principles that make the clicker so effective.."

and then goes on to list some reasons. However, she misses some interesting and compelling reasons that ARE in Karen Pryors book "Reaching the animal mind".
Interestingly, I did not see any mention of Karen Pryor in the introduction, or indeed anyone who had anything to do with the invention of clicker training. This seems kind of petty to me. Instead she refers to "several behavioral researchers."

hmmpf.

Miriam also commits niggling misleading wordings;

"What is a cue? A cue is a signal that tells the dog to perform a specific command."

What? A cue is an invitation, a green light telling the dog "you'll earn a reward if you do this specific behavior now." However, it is NOT a command. The dog does not HAVE to do the behavior if it doesn't want to, and it wont incur punishment for taking that decision. This is an important distinction.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars click interesting 9 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
Very good book lots of information and arrived quick and in good condition well worth a read first time i have used clicker training, so good and remarkable how quick they get it ........
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and easy to understand! 21 April 2008
By Pam Mccarl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a long time dog lover that has a pack of 5 dogs living under my roof I found this book to be very comprehensive and to the point. Ms. Babineau addresses not only basic training for newbies and more advanced training for those that are ready, but also addresses issues that often creep up later on such as barking and digging. Her instructions are concise and easy to understand and apply...and very effective. Like children, not all dogs learn the same way and she has suggestions for some gentle tools that can prove to be quite helpful in training an easily distractible dog. This is one of the books that I most often recommend to new puppy owners.
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Still suggests using 'corrections' - not totally positive! 12 Feb 2007
By Tami M. Hawes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you're trying to have a positive relationship with your dog then clicker training is the way to go. That said this book still teaches you how to 'punish' your dog using the head halter.

The quote "Few dogs can learn with purely positive reinforcement." Justifies the use of a 'humane training device' and further corrections for incorrect behavior.

If Ms. Fields-Babineau took the time to teach her dog she wouldn't need to use corrections. People want instant success and by using corrections people may get them, but at what price?

Head halters should never be used to give a correction to a dog and this is what is advocated in this book. Head halters also have been shown to shut many dogs down. It totally depresses the dog and while it may behave while using this device you have to retrain the behavior once you stop using it. Instead of training the behavior that you want with the head halter and then redoing it with just a flat collar and leash, teach the behavior once and set your criteria based upon the individual dog.

What's with using a "growly low" voice? "Growling No"? If you want a positive relation with your dog and you want your dog interacting with you instead of afraid of you, why would you use this?

If you want to learn clicker training get a book by Pat Miller, Pamela Dennison, or Melissa Alexander and have a truly positive relationship with your dog without using corrections and growly voices.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best clicker training book I have seen. 27 April 2011
By Rob H. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellent book. In my view, many clicker books are totally unreasonable. Maybe some trainers are good enough to never say "no" to a dog, but I am not. This book shows how to use positive clicker training and real world corrections.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 12 Feb 2013
By Gavan Connell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought his having heard of clicker training from a friend. I have used it pretty extensively as a reference without sticking slavishly to the techniques. So far I have had good success with my dog but now, every time I hear a clicker, I throw some chicken on the ground. Weird.
5.0 out of 5 stars Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs 15 Aug 2013
By Claire Dunaway - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Easy to understand and implement the techniques presented in this book. Very happy with the results I'm getting from our dog and she loves learning, so it's a win-win! Recommended.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback