Halifax, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) September 1, 2009
The kids aren't the only ones heading back to school this fall. Thanks to Canadian invention the Clicker Leash, busy parents are finding it easier to fit Fido's training into their busy schedules.
Professional dog walkers and trainers Adina MacRae and Shannon Spruin want to bring the modern, dog-friendly technique of clicker training to people who can't find the time to take their pets to class. "We developed the Clicker Leash system so even people without previous training experience would be able to start within fifteen minutes of getting the product home," says MacRae.
"It is designed for busy people who want a well-behaved dog," says Spruin. "It is difficult to find the time to attend obedience classes so we designed a humane product that would make training easy to incorporate into daily routines." The company web site clickerleash.com provides free video tutorials that cover the basics in just 11 minutes.
Since providing in-store demonstrations, MacRae and Spruin noticed the Clicker Leash was especially popular with parents because the training method mirrors modern parenting techniques. "It just made sense to a lot of them," says MacRae. "Parents also like the fact that they can train the family pooch while they are taking the kids back and forth to school or at outdoor events."
Clicker training has been embraced by top trainers and boasts a faster rate of learning by 30-40 per cent relative to other forms of training. The technique focuses on rewarding desirable behaviours instead of punishing the dog when they do something wrong and has been gaining popularity since the early nineties. The Clicker Leash is the first commercial product to make the method accessible to the masses.
The Clicker Leash can be found in stores across North America as well as on the company web site http://www.clickerleash.com where free training videos are available.