Can clicker training facilitate conditioning in dogs?

Short Synopsis: Clicker training and vocal markers were no more effective than food alone in teaching dogs to life a bread box handle

Authors:Cinzia Chiandetti, Silvia Avellaa, Erica Fongaroa, Francesco Cerri

Publication:  Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 184, Pages 109-116

Publication Date: November 2016

Applies To: Clicker training, vocal markers

Sample Size: 51 dogs

Limitations/Drawbacks: Studied a single, relatively simple behavior – wonder if results would be different with more complex target behavior?


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