Clicker training is an exciting concept that focuses on marking a good behavior with a satisfying click sound and earning a tasty treat as a reward. When you click train your puppies, you will be using a training clicker for every single behavior or trick you teach them. Any time they are well behaved or do a good job and earn a reward, you're going to click first so they can begin to connect the behavior you marked with a click with the tasty treat they receive.
Click training will work in various steps depending on the trick you're going to teach your little Lab pups. You may click your training clicker several times over the course of a training session for one trick, or you may just use it once when your puppies are successful at achieving a trick. Focus on basic obedience commands first, starting with ‘sit’ and building from there to ‘down’ and ‘stay.’
Because clicker training focuses on marking good behaviors, your clicks are going to focus on marking milestones during methods while learning a trick. Once your puppies understand the concept of a trick and can complete the entire trick on his own, you will only mark the completion of the trick. For instance, if you were to teach your pups how to lie down by command, you might click first when they sit and then click when they are successful at lying down on the ground. However, once 'down' becomes a command they understand, you will no longer click on the 'sit' position but rather only when they are lying down per the command. These basic obedience commands will act like building blocks with one another. The next command will build upon the previous command. Train your little guys as a group and keep their attention by staying in front of them with treats for everyone as long as they hit their marks.
Choose some basic obedience commands you want to teach your Labrador puppies and schedule some short training sessions to work with them. You will need your training clicker as well as a bag full of small but tasty treats to reward your little guys for each milestone as well as marking the behavior once they succeed at the trick. Group training can be challenging but you can hold their attention with rewards.