How-To Teach a Dog a Marker


One of the most important parts of dog training is positive reinforcement through markers. Learn how it works in this How-To by Dog Trainer Rachel Sample. A marker is a word or a noise that lets a dog know that they did the right thing and it's always followed by a reward. For this example, Rachel is using a clicker as her marker. After every click, her dog knows that a reward in the form of a treat will follow. Using markers is essential when training your dog even for the most basic commands. Learn more by watching Dog Trainer Rachel Sample's How-To.

Rachel Sample is a Dog Trainer who spent the majority of her childhood training and showing dogs starting at the age of 6. She competed with her Border Collie, Colt, starting in 4H and onto other venues like AKC, UKI, Skyhoundz, and CPE. Rachel has competed all over the United States taking home placements in AKC agility junior nationals, CPE nationals, and is a 3 time IL obedience champion. Rachel has been professionally training dogs in Chicago for five years and has a wide range of experience from teaching basic obedience, behavioral modification, dog sports, puppy manners, and more!

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