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: It is such a joy to work with a dog who proactively engages in behaviors as you build a relationship that will surprise you in its depth and versatility. Clicker training has proven to be the most effective means of developing a Thinking Dog, one works in partnership with the trainer, making choices the right choices...for the trainer and the dog. One of the biggest obstacles the trainer often faces, however, is his or her own training history and habits working with a dog. But you can make the transition once you understand how dogs learn and the mechanisms of operant conditioning. Learn from author Gail Fisher s crossover experiences as well as those of the hundreds of students she has helped make the change over the past thirteen years. You will learn - How dog training has evolved over the past 100 years, the strengths and weaknesses of various training styles, and to what extent you can integrate your previous methods with clicker training. The particular challenges you will face as a crossover trainer from whatever style of training you have used in the past (compulsion-praise or lure reward) to clicker training. The detailed nuts and bolts of clicker training from getting a behavior started, to methods of rewarding, to eliminating the need to click and treat over time while still getting the results you want. How to work with dogs trained with a variety of other methods and change them into thinking dynamos.