[QUOTE=mitty;1041756]Ok here's a video of a guy teaching a baby puppy using a clicker. It was uploaded 3 years ago. With all the advances in clicker training, how should we be doing it differently? Better yet, show us:
Renee, we are not communicating on the same wavelength. In clicker training a baby puppy, not much is new. Clicker training itself is not new. How you apply clicker training to teach skills in field dog work are a bit new. Using the platform is not new. Using it in clicker training (magnetizing dog to platform with clicker training) to teach precise positions and go-outs is kinda new (2-4 yrs) Using a platform to teach the concept of go out and sit facing me when I blow the whistle (whistle sit) is kinda new - at least to me, just came up with it in the last 2 months. Building on that and using the platform Pairing the whistle sit with casting is a little new, at least to me.
Pat Nolan has done an amazing job of melding both clicker/marker training with force training, from the few videos I've seen and word from others. His stuff is new, cause he invented the ways of applying the techniques for teaching certain skills and concepts.
Same for ecollars. You started a thread about history of the ecollar and how it evolved and how trainers have used it in new and improved ways. Same thing in my view.