Most modern dog trainers and dog handlers promote the idea of positive reinforcement training, rather than negative or punitive training. Most types of training involve rewarding the dog with food or a toy for an offered behaviour.
One popular training method is using a clicker as a marker for a particular behaviour (an operant conditioning method). The clicker is used during the acquisition phase of training to allow the dog to rapidly identify that a behaviour is sought and also the precise nature of that behaviour.
Clicker training was originally used by Marian Bailey (née Kruse) and Keller Breland, who as graduate students of psychologist and eminent behaviourist B.F. Skinner, taught wild-caught pigeons to 'bowl' (push a ball with their beaks) while participating in military research. According to their work, animal training was being needlessly hindered because traditional methods of praise and reward did not inform the animal of success with enough promptness and precision to create the required cognitive connections for speedy learning. Similar methods were later used in training at least 140 species including whales, bears, lions, domestic dogs and cats, and even humans.
The clicker is usually paired with food so most owners or trainers need a good treat bag. We have some great choices.
Our very popular Spiffy Dog zipped treat bag is a great seller. Most treat bags are easy for dogs to get their noses into but the Spiffy Dog treat bag has the added advantage of a zip. It also has a clip so it can be hung on a belt buckle leaving your hands free. Spiffy Dog treat bags are offered in a variety of colours please check the current product current for the colours we have in stock.
We also offer the Karen Pryor treat bag designed by world-famous dog trainer Terry Ryan and the Premier treat bag in blue or red. These quick access training bait bag is worn around the waist or shoulder and pops open for quick access to your pet's favorite treats. Ideal for training and play.
- Pop-open top to allow you to grab treats fast and easily
- Main compartment holds training treats out of your dog's view
- Adjustable waist strap with quick-release buckles
We are also delighted to have the Dexas Pooch pouch back in stock. These fantastic silicone treat bags are a great option for training and rewarding your favourite dog.