However, clicker training offers another way. The dog learns that the click means he gets a treat. Then you simply click at the exact moment the dog does as requested, and he makes a mental connection between that action and getting a reward.
And it gets better still, because once the dog has learned a skill, you can phase out the treats and eventually the clicker, leaving just that immaculately behaved dog you dream of having.
The first step is to teach the dog to make the connection between clicker and treat. Then use the clicker to mark the desired actions. Then once the dog has learned the skill and is repeating it regularly on command, you phase out the treats and the eventually the clicker.
The basic items you'll need include: