Originally Posted by BBBCrone
I think what has bothered me most about this conversation is folks assuming those who don't use or like clicker training are obviously using some old time beating horse with a stick method to get their training done.
Have they?? I haven't seen any of that actually. Please point it out? ...& we'll deal with those in our own way
I don't see any of that in the responses from those who don't use C/T. What I see is folks saying is "why add that step when you don't have to?"
While people have certainly said why bother, what bothers me most about the critics are the comments such as if you use clicker training you're wrong, you don't know what you're doing, you're creating a 'disrespectful' horse & food treats are wrong & food treats cause nipping.... or it's a woman thing
IMO, it's an 'each to his own thing' but what bothers me most is the loudest knockers don't seem to understand what it is they're knocking. I personally was just trying to explain some of the misconceptions.
What I see is folks saying is "why add that step when you don't have to?" Okay you have a little device that makes a funny noise when you push it. Well my own voice can do that. Be it a "kiss" sound, a funny noise ...
Actually I hazard a guess that most of us 'wierdos'
don't get hung up about a plastic noisemaker & just use our voice or such as a 'marker'.