Poodle Clicker Training Video

Here is a short but good Poodle Clicker Training Video.  You can see the trainer with the little poodle and notice the timing and sequence of the command, the clicker sound and the treat reward.

Clicker training is a great way to re-enforce training your poodle with different commands.  Poodles are so smart and eager to learn.  The command is given, once the poodle is quiet and attentive.  Once the command is done and the poodle gives the trainer a high-five, the clicker is sounded at the precise moment that the dog does the trick.

Then the reward is given immediately afterward to associate a command or trick well performed with a tasty treat.

Poodle Clicker Training Video



Have you done any clicker training with your poodle?  It’s easy, fun and it’s a great way to teach your dog certain commands and really train the pup to get it right.  It’s a powerful combination and a great way to do dog training at home.

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Finding the best treats for training your poodle

Training your standard poodle, miniature, toy poodle or other breed of dog is one of the most important parts of owning and caring for a dog. Finding the best treats for training your poodle is going to be one of the best things you can do for your dog training sessions. If you can find the treats that are like “doggy-crack”, you will find that the training will go a lot better for you.

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This poodle is practicing some training for a tasty treat

Finding the best treats for training your poodle

When you can find the best tasting treats that your poodle will crave, it will help to gain the dog’s focus and reduce some of the distractinon that can hinder your training progress. Dogs need to really be motivated to be able to focus on the commands and on you, rather than what else is going on around them. There are lots of smells, sounds and sights for your poodle to be distracted by and it is a lot easier when you have a treat that they go nuts for right in front of them when working with your dogs.

In a recent article in Petside.com, some of the top picks of trainers from all over gave their favorite choices for dog training and poodle training treats. Here is a small sample of those top picks:

Best Low Calorie Training Treat: Zuke’s Mini Naturals

About the size of a piece of Kibble, these soft mini dog treats have less than 3.5 calories each, so you don’t have to worry if you give your dog several in one sitting. “One thing I am considerate of is what the dog is happy with and above all not allergic to,” says Georgina Bradley, Top Dog at DogStars Training Academy. Zuke’s Minis come in several flavors to help you avoid allergy triggers including salmon, chicken, rabbit and peanut butter.

Best Outdoor Training Treat: Hot Dogs

“When you’re training a dog, especially in distracting environments, parents should always use something soft and smelly,” says Laura Roach, Dog Trainer of Camp Bow Wow. When there are a lot of distractions outside, a biscuit might not peak your dog’s interest, but lunch meat, semi-moist dog food rolls and good old fashioned hot dogs are more likely to entice your pooch. Roach says to cut hot dogs into little pieces. If your dog has a sensitive belly, you should test a tiny piece of a hot dog before using this dog treat for training.

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When it comes to finding the best treats for training your poodle, it depends on your poodle’s tastes and if it has any allergies to certain foods. Small bits of cooked chicken can also work well, but generally speaking, your training treats should be very small and strong smelling to your pooch. Dry kibble can work, sometimes, but a hot dog will always win out in the end.

If you want to give the Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats a try, you can get some today by ordering online at Amazon.  You can use our affiliate link below to order some.


Poodle Leash Training Tips

If you have a new poodle puppy, you will want to begin training him or her to start walking on a leash as soon as possible, so here are some Poodle Leash Training Tips for all of you new poodle puppy owners. First of all, find a leash that is suited to the size of your puppy and make sure it is not too tight. Remember that the toy poodle and miniature poodles have a delicate trachea, so you may want to use a small harness, so as not to hurt the puppy’s throat area.

Here are some good and basic Poodle Leash Training Tips if you are starting to train your new puppy to walk with a leash.

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Lucy now has her leash walking down pat

Training your puppy to walk on a leash begins as soon as your puppy arrives at home.

All it involves is getting him familiar and comfortable with a collar and leash.

Place the collar on your puppy when you feed him or as you are playing. This provides a bit of a distraction from the collar. He’ll probably roll around trying to dislodge it, or try his best to scratch it off. When he’s doing this, it’s important that you don’t take it off him. Wait until he has settled down and forgot about it before you take it off.

Once your puppy is happy wearing his new collar, it is time to introduce the leash. Same thing here; you just want to get him comfortable with the leash and to show him the leash is not to be feared.

A light-weight, thin leash is best for this. You can buy your puppy a fancy leather or other leash after he is properly leash trained if you want. All you need to do is clip the leash onto his collar, let him check it out and drag it around the house (always under your supervision). He’ll forget about it after a while.

Now that your puppy is comfortable in his collar and with the leash, it’s time to pick up the other end of the leash. Make these first leash training sessions short and fun. At this early stage you probably will find that your puppy loves to follow you around everywhere.

To start, just walk around the house with the leash in hand, and your puppy trotting alongside you. When he is walking along on a loose leash give him plenty of praise (petting and some treats). When he strains on the leash, stop immediately. Don’t yank him back to you with the leash. Just call him back over and praise him when he comes.

Never keep walking when your puppy is pulling on the leash; this only rewards his behavior and reinforces the habit.

These are some good Poodle Leash Training Tips to follow, and I feel that for those that are dealing with a brand new puppy and have not yet gotten it to walk with a leash or to do loose leash walking properly, that these simple suggestions are a good guide to getting started.

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The Lazy Way To A Well Trained Poodle

Have you ever struggled with a difficult dog or puppy and had had to deal with barking, chewing, biting or housebreaking issues that are tough to handle?
Well, if you are like most poodle and dog owners, I’m sure that you probably have.  Maybe you are still dealing with some dog behavior problems that are not that easy to resolve.  Well, if so, I have found a simple and cheap solution to your troubles.

Expert Hollywood dog trainer Dove Cresswell has come up with a fantastic dog training course that is made up entirely of short, easy to follow videos on exactly how to train your poodle, or your puppy.  For example, if you are trying to crate train your pooch, she has a great video on how to do that.

She shows you step by step, exactly how to do:

•    puppy house training
•    crate training
•    walking on a leash
•    getting your dog to recall
•    special dog tricks…….and more!

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Free Dog Training Resources For Your Poodle

As a way of promoting dog training for the month of January, your can get some great Free Dog Training Resources For Your Poodle fromThe Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ website. The APDT is promoting the benefits of positive socialization and good behavior and has made January the National Train Your Dog Month. On their site, this month, you can go and grab some informative and educational webinars and even some downloadable resources on training your poodle, dog or puppy. Find out more from the following portion of an article on where to get some great Free Dog Training Resources For Your Poodle.

Free Dog Training For Your Poodle

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ January campaign, National Train Your Dog Month, promotes the benefits of positive training and socialization for all pets.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of pets are turned into animal shelters because their owners do not find a reliable resource to help them with their pets’ behavior problems. Sadly, the end result is often euthanasia at the shelter rather than re-homing the pet.

In response, the APDT has designated the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month and has provided educational webinars and downloadable resources on behavior and training. Both are available free on the event website: www.trainyourdogmonth.com.

The organization’s regular website, www.apdt.com, is a constant source of information and inspiration. Articles, tips on education and husbandry and a trainer search organized by ZIP code are regular features.

Locally, training opportunities abound, and owners are encouraged to start training early so that the cute Christmas puppy does not develop into a New Year’s pest. Training classes not only provide dogs and owners with useful skills, but with healthy interactions with other dogs and people.

In earlier times, before leash laws, when both parents were unlikely to work and children were less involved in structured activities, dogs and kids went out to play and dog socialization was automatic. Now, many puppies leave their mother and grow up without seeing another dog.

Likewise, the chance to know many types and ages of people is limited by modern lifestyles. Suburbs have made the old-fashioned dog walk almost a thing of the past, and there is a temptation to park an unruly pup in a fenced yard, rather than finding the time and making the effort to mend his manners and take him out in the world.

Well-organized dog training classes provide a welcome antidote to both conditions. Luckily, modern techniques, based on the science of behavioral modification and employing positive reinforcement, make classes fun for both dogs and owners and homework sessions become a coveted activity instead of a chore. Since physical force is unnecessary, the whole family – young to old – can participate.

A well-trained, cooperative dog is a joy to live with. A dog who walks politely and greets people and other dogs appropriately gets to go on more walks and a dog who comes when called gets to run and play freely. Even something very simple such as learning to do tricks can prove invaluable.

Trick training is stress free and tricks turn dogs into crowd pleasers. Almost no one is afraid of a dog who sits up to say please, or rolls over to play dead. When people approach a dog in a friendly way, the dog looks and feels friendly too, a happy situation for both parties.

I am very happy to see this and see it as a good way to make poodle training and dog training as simple as possible for people to learn and to use. This only makes for a better relationship with you, the pet owner and your dog, and brings you closer to your dog with mutual understanding and respect but can also bring an end to unwanted and destructive behavior. So go ahead and make use of the Free Dog Training Resources For Your Poodle that are currently available at the APDT website at www.apdt.com.

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When Training Your Poodle Always Get Their Attention

When I worked with a dog trainer recently, the trainer told me that When Training Your Poodle Always Get Their Attention. Later on, as I worked with her to train Lucy, our poodle, I could see how important this step is when training a poodle or another type of dog.

This is a crucial part of the training process and if you don’t have this part down, nothing else is really going to get you very far.

That is why when you are working with your poodle and are practicing giving verbal commands and hand signals it is so important that you get your poodle’s attention and eye contact.

The following excerpt from a very good article on this subject explains in more detail why When Training Your Poodle Always Get Their Attention.

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Get Your Poodle's Attention When Training

All training starts here. Put simply, if you can’t get your dog’s attention to begin with, they are not going to listen to anything else you are asking them to do or not to do. This is best trained by developing a conditioned reflex, so that the instant they hear their name, they look to you, no matter what.

We start this training with zero distractions. When you are inside your house with nothing else going on, call their name. The instant you get their attention, say “YES!” or “GOOD!” enthusiastically and give them a reward (treat, toy, game, praise or all of the above). Repeat this until every time you call their name you get an instant response.

If your dog does not give you attention, do not repeat their name. Rather, make a funny noise, movement, or run away to get their attention. Remember to say “YES!” or “GOOD!” and reward them when you do get their attention. Change rooms and do it again. Add distractions (like another person or dog) and repeat (a lot!). Note that you are still inside. Once you get their attention 100 percent of the time inside with distractions, slowly move outside to the yard or on a 6-foot leash and repeat. Again, start with a very boring walk (from your dog’s point of view). The trick is to get 100 percent response at each level of distraction, then gradually add harder distractions such as distance on a long lead or in a large fenced area with other distractions added in (other dogs, people, birds, squirrels, etc).

Key points: Use lots of repetition. Say “yes/good” the instant they look at you. Always reward a response and don’t be stingy with rewards. Use a reward that is far more interesting to your dog than the distraction (make yourself more desirable than a squirrel). Say their name only once. Add distractions in small increments.

Set you and your dog up for success. Be fun and interesting for your dog, and they will love looking to you.

So, by saying “Yes” or “good” and rewarding with a treat every time your poodle gives you it’s attention, you re-inforce the action you want them to take. The other reason why is that nothing else will really work if you don’t get them to do this one simple, but very critical action. So, remember, When Training Your Poodle Always Get Their Attention and your training sessions will get much better results.

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