Why use a Clik-R sound instead of your voice?
Using a consistent sound has several benefits over a spoken word when teaching your pet a new behavior.
The sound is unique when used only during training, unlike our voice which the pet hears all the time.
The sound is consistent. It sounds the same every time and has the same meaning – a reward is coming – every time. Our voice can say the same word in very different ways and often does due to our emotions and meaning.
The sound is clear. We often string many words together like, “Oh, what a good doggie!” making it difficult or impossible for an animal to pick out a clear marker to indicate the correct behavior.
The sound is precise. The sound is short and can mark the smallest and most subtle behaviors like a glance or turn of the head. The precise sound can improve our timing when marking the exact behavior we want.