Stick with integrated clicker for effective training of all pets. Includes instructions.
The Trixie Target Stick with integrated clicker is an effective tool for training your pet. It can be used for all pets, regardless of age and type of animal. The stick is ideal especially to teach small pets new exercises and set new challenges. Great not just for cats and dogs - try it on your rabbit, guinea pig, rat or bird!
This is how clickers work:
Immediate reward is essential for the successful training of pets. If the time between the desired behaviour and the giving of the reward (e.g. a snack) is too long (> 2 seconds), your pet may not be able to connect the two together. Once trained to work with the clicker, the "click" will provide this immediate reward. Before training your pet with the clicker you will have to teach it to recognise this. Leave the Target Stick folded up and work only with the integrated clicker. On each "click", give your pet a snack or treat. Over time, your pet will learn that a "click" means "reward". Repeat this initial training at least 15-20 times on several successive days. You will now be able to use the "click" as a reward in itself, but don't forget to also regularly add a real treat after a click!
This is how the Target Stick works:
Having trained your pet to associate the "click" with a reward you'll now be able to use the Target Stick. Teach your pet to follow the stick with its nose by clicking when your pet's nose touches the ball point on the stick (and following it up with a treat every now and then). You'll now be able to train your pet to do various exercises, following the stick with its nose.
The Trixie Target Stick at a glance:
- Training aid for all pets
- With an integrated clicker: for combined visual and clicker training
- Extendable stick from 14-65cm
- Ball at the end of the stick: easily visible and nose-friendly
- Special signalling system: for effective training
- Belt clip: with removable nylon cord
- Quick-releasing clip
- Training instructions included
- Colour: grey/ black or dark blue/ light blue
- Material: plastic