Shaping is an incredibly effective way to train. The reason being is the dog will offer behaviors, as opposed to waiting for them to be solicited. This means the dog has a stronger understanding of what the connection is between what their person wants and what the dog themselves are actually doing.
Clicker training is a powerful way to train animals, including our dogs. It cuts down on confusion, adds a level of precision to the process that can speed up learning. Shaping in particular is a wonderful tenet of clicker and marker training, as it invites fulll participation by the dog. Doing so can help more sensitive and low-confidence dogs become bolder and more self-confident.
Our Shaping Behavior courses are designed to showcase how you can implement shaping, clicker and marker training to train some elaborate behaviors. Be sure to check them out!