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Discussion in 'Dog Tricks' started by SD&B, Jun 4, 2012.


How many clickers do you have?

Poll closed Jun 11, 2012.
0 2 vote(s) 10.5%
1 6 vote(s) 31.6%
2 4 vote(s) 21.1%
3-5 5 vote(s) 26.3%
6+ 1 vote(s) 5.3%
I don't know 1 vote(s) 5.3%
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  1. SD&B Experienced Member

    Yes, you can click the iclicker style with any pressure. You can use your mouth, your foot, your knee or elbow, or any place where you can squeeze hard enough. I do advise getting the real iclickers, since I find them to be a bit softer in noise and require a bit less pressure than the chinese rip-offs. The iclickers I have gotten seem to me to be significantly softer in noise than the box clickers. In fact, I've seen this as a complaint in some of the reviews of iclickers on Amazon. You should definitely give the iclicker a try.

    I tried it with my mouth. While not really comfortable, I was able to do it and then I had to treat the dogs, since they heard a click :D

    I get my thumb stuck in the box clickers :rolleyes:
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  2. SD&B Experienced Member

    I always keep a couple or three extras in my training bag too. I've been able to lend one to a friend in class, since I usually have spares.
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  3. Dogster Honored Member

    Ugh!!! I WANT ANOTHER CLICKER!!!!!:ROFLMAO: Sooo greedy....:cautious::ROFLMAO:
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  4. SD&B Experienced Member

    You can never have too many clickers :D
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    You can click an iclicker with your toe, though. And you can click it upside down on the floor with your foot. Yes, I did test both and, yes, now the dogs want to do more training :D
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  6. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    HA HA ME TOO!!! :-P It doesn't work!
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  7. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Oh my gosh I was so used to Kodi's starmark clicker it made the perfect click, not to soft, not to loud. But since I lost it I've been using a box clicker. They are so much louder and today while I was teaching him to cross his paws in the opposite direction I clicked it to close to his head. I feel so damn awful and I'm afraid he may never like clickers again :( He got sooo scared. He hates loud noises, especially those annoying pop its you can buy in the summer, you guys know what I'm talking about? You throw them on cement and they pop really loudly? Anyways my sister loves them and Kodi's horrified of them so ever since I clicked today he's been afraid of my sister cause he thinks she was playing with pop its by him (he despises all thunder and fireworks too. anything loud). I feel terrible for him ='( Does anyone have any advice for us?
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  8. SD&B Experienced Member

    Oh, poor Kodi! I feel for the guy....

    I would get a different clicker, such as the iclicker or another starmark. (iclickers have a softer noise than a starmark, as far as the ones I've owned.) You can order either from Amazon, if you can't find them locally. In the meantime, follow Tigerlily's suggestion of putting some tape on the box clicker to soften the noise. Even hold a towel over your hand with the clicker in it if that seems to soften the noise even more. If you need to, click at a distance from him and throw him treats to help desensitize him to loud noises.

    As far as your sister, she needs to come up with some yummy treats such as hot dogs, chicken, or steak to help Kodi like her again. She may have to drop or throw treats and give him some distance if he is too terrified of her.

    Just brainstorming here. Hope there is something of use to you.
  9. Dice Smith Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for the advice! I actually bought him a clicker similiar to the starmark clicker today and he loves it so much more than the box clicker. I'm going to give that one to my sister for when she trains her lab :) And I'll have my sister try those techniques next time she comes over to visit. Thank you so much once again :) This helped a lot!
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