I love clicker training. I use it to train all my dogs and puppies. It's an amazing tool, but I have to admit I've never considered using it to train my goats. At least not until I saw this. Amazing.
I've had such amazing success with dogs using a clicker that I don't have to be sold on it's value as a training tool. It's what they use at places like Sea World to train the marine animals and was introduced to dog trainers by a former Sea World trainer, Karen Pryor. She has a number of books out on the subject and I've seen her speak at an Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference. Most dog trainers are using clicker or some variation of positive reinforcement training methods these days and I've heard it said a good dog trainer should be able to train another species other than dogs using clicker if their worth their salt. But it just never entered my mind to try training the goats.
I can see this as being a great tool to teach proper milk stand behavior or to teach a young goat to walk on lead. With puppies, they get it so quickly. I would imagine it would be the same with a kid. Like little sponges. I've wanted to do some packing with my goats and this could be a wonderful tool for that as well.
I can't wait to try it. So what did you think?