The Shape of Bow Wow: Shaping Behaviors and Adding Cues

The Shape of Bow Wow: Shaping Behaviors and Adding Cues

Learn to shape behavior and put it on cue—the most fundamental skills in clicker training—from the creators of the popular and award-winning Bow Wow Videos.

This video includes:

  • An overview of clicker training
  • Clicker timing and treat delivery exercises
  • How to shape behaviors (including the human shaping game)
  • Designing a shaping plan
  • How to get a dog to offer behaviors (including “101 things to do with a prop”)
  • How and when to raise criteria during shaping
  • Tips for honing your observational skills
  • How and when to add cues; how to change a cue

To demonstrate shaping in action, the skills featured on the DVD include:

  • Head dip
  • Paw targeting
  • Good manners at the door

Virginia Broitman