Welcome to Paws on Cue

Positive Training

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Who is Terri Sershen

Terri Sershen is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (Clicker Trainer) who does private in-home lessons in addition to teaching group classes (Puppy Class, Family Manners, Foundation Agility). She also competes in Obedience, Herding, Conformation, and Agility with her personal dogs. Terri grew up in Minneapolis, MN and is a life-long lover of all animals, and the proud caretaker of three dogs (two Australian Shepherds and a Gordon Setter), two Eclectus Parrots, and one Rocky Mountain Gaited Horse, all of whom are clicker trained. She has a passion for positive, force-free training, and is always looking to expand and update her skillset through courses and by attending the annual Clicker Expo every year. She loves to work with all types of breeds and animals, and finds fulfillment in seeing those 'a-ha' moments in learning new skills when it all comes together for humans and animals alike. 


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What is Clicker Training

 It is a teaching method that is taught based on how we know scientifically animals learn. 

Research has shown that any animal is more likely to learn and repeat actions that results in consequences the animal desires and enjoys.

At Karen Pryor Academy, we call consequences "rewards"and the process is called reinforcement.

Clicker training therefore is positive reinforcement based training.

 Why is a clicker used?  The essential difference between clicker training and other reward-based training is that the animal is told exactly which behavior earned it a reward. This information is communicated with a distinct and unique sound, a click, which occurs at the same time as the desired behavior. The reward follows.  Without hearing a click during an action, an animal may not connect the reward with that action. With the click, a trainer can precisely “mark” behavior so that the animal knows exactly what it was doing.
Do Clickers and treats need to be used for behaviors forever? The answer to this question is no. Once the animal knows the behavior and it is on cue, you do not have to use the clicker.
(Karen Pryor Clicker Training)


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Positive Communication

 

 Is clicker training a training method or a philosophy?  Sometimes people are surprised by the enthusiasm and dedication we clicker trainers have for this method of training. I started Clicker Training as a way to communicate more "positively" and "precisely" with my dog in teaching behaviors for Agility and Obedience. The results were amazing. Changing one’s focus from the negative to the positive can certainly be a life-changing event.  

(Karen Pryor Clicker Training)

Dog Training

Group class prices can be found at Brookside Pet training studio Brooksidepet.com

Contact Paws on Cue

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

I am currently teaching at Brookside Pet Councier; Check out their Website for dates, times and classes. 

601 E 63rd Street

KC Mo 


Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: By appointment