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Post by c.bolduan on Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:03 am

I wonder whether anyone can help or share?
Vernon is such an active guy and needs lots of stimulation. I thought clicker training would be a good idea.
Checked our thread out and also some literature and it all sounds good. study  albino  Thumbs Up 
Where would I get a clicker from. I will check on the net but they say you need to find the right one, not to noisy, the right sound and so on........ scratch 
Has any of the hoppers experience in this and if so share their knowledge.
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Vernon and Claudia Happy Dance Wave 

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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:53 am

Clicker training is something I've always wanted to try. Molly is very, very clever and I think Junior would just follow her lead, but I've never had the time to look into it properly Sad
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:55 am

When we spoke about it on here last someone suggested using a pen with a clicker for sensitive bunny ears, as opposed to a proper clicker. I tried it around Molly and Junior a few times but that's about as far as I got Sad

We should do this together!!!
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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by c.bolduan on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:23 pm

Thumper2001 wrote:When we spoke about it on here last someone suggested using a pen with a clicker for sensitive bunny ears, as opposed to a proper clicker. I tried it around Molly and Junior a few times but that's about as far as I got Sad

We should do this together!!!

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Ohh yes please. Had a look at clickers and there is about 20 pages of them on google. Some seem to be louder and others have got different clicks to them. It certainly sounds like hopping fun. Happy Dance Happy Dance 
Can you remember where you got yours from?

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:13 pm

I have never tried a clicker and maybe I should because my bunnies have never taken any notice of discipline I have tried to exercise  Laughing 

Please let me know how your bunnies get on with one.

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Post by iiisecondcreep on Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:24 pm

I have a clicker I got on ebay for a few ££. I just went for the cheapest one! I've not actually tried it yet...

Its one of these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dog-Training-Clicker-Trainer-Teaching-Tool-Dogs-Puppy-Cats-Horse-Bird-Click-Pet-/291197157201?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Kitchen_Washing_Machines_Dryers&var=&hash=item43ccb3ff51
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Post by marleyNfriends on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:05 pm

I gave up, so im not the best person to ask! Laughing I did however teach them to come back to their cage on command, simply by making kissing noises and shaking a tub of treats. Eventually they made the association and i just had to make kissy noises. Laughing
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:09 pm

marleyNfriends wrote:I gave up, so im not the best person to ask! Laughing I did however teach them to come back to their cage on command, simply by making kissing noises and shaking a tub of treats. Eventually they made the association and i just had to make kissy noises. Laughing

Same! I shout 'bunnies' and make kissy noises  Laughing I do sometimes still need to combine it with rattling treats or herb bags!
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Post by c.bolduan on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:17 pm

marleyNfriends wrote:I gave up, so im not the best person to ask! Laughing I did however teach them to come back to their cage on command, simply by making kissing noises and shaking a tub of treats. Eventually they made the association and i just had to make kissy noises. Laughing

Now that is interesting. Vernon will command to his little plastic tub filled with treats when I rattle it or the big tub with his pellets. Straight away! He seemd sensitive to noises when I got him. The big no nos: Hoover, lawn mower, g tech, clapping hands, dog barking. On the other side any noise a little more gentle like kissing, cooing, the cats miaowing or purring will get a positive response. OH tells me that he now responses to me coming home and will hear the car about 2 minutes before I arrive, getting a
Erred ears up, paras coping and so on. Clever boy if mummy comes home there may be some noms involved Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes 
He also loves to listen to the radio. Not loudly but gentle sounds in the background he enjoyes. So if I go for longer shifts he gets classic fm or radio 4.
Is my bunny weird? Never mind, love him dearly .

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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by marleyNfriends on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:21 pm

c.bolduan wrote:
marleyNfriends wrote:I gave up, so im not the best person to ask! Laughing I did however teach them to come back to their cage on command, simply by making kissing noises and shaking a tub of treats. Eventually they made the association and i just had to make kissy noises. Laughing

Now that is interesting. Vernon will command to his little plastic tub filled with treats when I rattle it or the big tub with his pellets. Straight away! He seemd sensitive to noises when I got him. The big no nos: Hoover, lawn mower, g tech, clapping hands, dog barking. On the other side any noise a little more gentle like kissing, cooing, the cats miaowing or purring will get a positive response. OH tells me that he now responses to me coming home and will hear the car about 2 minutes before I arrive, getting a
Erred ears up, paras coping and so on. Clever boy if mummy comes home there may be some noms involved Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes 
He also loves to listen to the radio. Not loudly but gentle sounds in the background he enjoyes. So if I go for longer shifts he gets classic fm or radio 4.
Is my bunny weird? Never mind, love him dearly .

Love Bless him. Not weird at all!! ...if he responds to the treats, use that as your basis for training. It makes things much easier in the long run! Smile I taught all of our dogs using hand signals and the odd treat as a reward, and it took me an awful long time to teach them using clicker training as they were already conditioned the other way. As i had the clickers, i thought id have a go with the buns, but as i said, i gave up Rolling Eyes
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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by FluffSlave on Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:52 pm

I'd love to try this but Willow gets a bit 'bull in a china shop' whenever she knows there are treats about, and therefore I think she'd lack the necessary concentration Rolling Eyes

Mr Mo might respond well but I'd have to remove Willow in order to try it with him, and then he'd just be stressing about where she was and frantically looking for her...

Never mind - one day maybe! Laughing

Good luck if you do try it with Vernon xx
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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:16 pm

Holly doesn't have a hutch but luckily she goes to bed on her own at night and once I turn the TV off she knows. A friend's bunny has just stayed with us and when it was time to swap over for free time, we just shouted "hutch" and in she went.

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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by c.bolduan on Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:31 pm

It is not a out to get him anywhere or do anything, it will be for fun and entertainment bunny style. Got a clicker from my neighbour and all he does at the moment is looking high alert when he hears the noise. So just gentle get used to it for the moment to this lovely boy. Very Happy 

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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by BugsBunny on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:42 am

i have never tried a clicker with Dougal but Sparky did suggest it to me so i may give it a try as Dougal is so clever. He responds to his name and noms or nom noms, he is so cute. I wanted to try it more for getting him into his carrier and a few things like that to help, see if I can get him to go into on command with it and teach him to hop on the sofa and back off etc. He is an active cleaver bunny.

You could use a pen, Sparky said they work just as well and saves you buying a clicker. Let us know if you do try it and what the outcome is, I may do same with Dougal.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:13 pm

Please keep us updated, it will be lovely to read about the fun you will have with him. Very Happy 

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Re: Tips on clicker training?!

Post by c.bolduan on Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:17 pm

I think,he is scared of the clicker I got.if I used it it's all ears up in high alert. No scratch
Maybe try a pen for a few days.
He still loves his treats, I guess that's good news?!?

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