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Old 03-18-2010, 03:42 PM
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Default How long does it take to load the click?

Nikki is progressing OK in her training, and I think clicker training would rock with her, but I don't think she's getting the idea. I spent about five days just giving treats and clicking at the same time to associate the tone with 'reward', but sometimes it's like she just ignores it completely, so I don't know if she fully has the idea yet or if the other thing is just more tempting.

Earlier today she chose to lay down over getting a food reward, and that's what befuddled me. She is very food motivated and for her to ignore the click and instead just lie down, well that makes me think she doesn't have the click associated.

Further confusing me is that she's obviously making progress, but I don't know what she's taking as the reward. The click, the actual treat, or the 'good girls' and rubdowns? At this point I think the actual click is completely irrelevant to her and thus I was wondering how long I should've spent associating the two, because she's obviously not correlated them yet.

Oh also when you give the reward, should you click each time as a reinforcer, even though you've already clicked for the behavior?
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