Ignore what you dont like or make it stop working for the dog

Unless the behavior is dangerous or really destructive, ignore behaviors you don't like. And realize that any attention from you is reinforcing Yelling, hitting, shoving - all are forms of attention, which your dog naturally craves. A far more effective teaching method is to ignore the undesirable behavior. If it's something that the dog has been doing for a long time, earning your attention every time, then you can pretty much expect it to get worse before it stops. Whatever he was doing...

Phasing Out the Clicker

So when do you stop using the clicker for these exercises Whenever you feel that the dog has really learned the signals and is very reliable in responding to them. Does that mean at that point you never need to reinforce the behavior Certainly not Make an actual treat reward not as common. Instead, get the response,then praise enthusiastically, praise quietly, throw a ball, play tug 'o war, give his dinner, open the door to go outside -whatever. The best trainers are variable amp unpredictable...

Initializing the Clicker

Dog Clicker Training Sugar Bear

This first step is essential - don't skip it With this method we are going to be shaping behaviors. You need a way to signal to the dog that he is performing whatever behavior it is that you were trying to get. Initially he will also get a treat for each correct response but since that takes a few seconds at least to happen, the clicker marks the exact moment of response, essentially bridging the time between response amp reward. This is classical conditioning, like Pavlov amp his drooling...