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Training Methods

Here at Northern Noses, we want to make sure that you and your pup are as successful as possible. That is why we offer two different types of training methods.

Both types use ONLY Positive Reinforcement and humane training methods.

The main difference between the two is in how we communicate with our dogs.

Northern Noses DOES NOT use any forms of adverse or punishment-based training methods. You can be sure that when working with us your pups will receive the best education in an environment that is set up for them, and you, to succeed.

  R+ Training  


R+ training or positive reinforcement training uses humane methods to help build up the methods of communication with you and your dog.

every dog can be trained as long as you have the right reinforcer.

with this method of training, we rely on the use of a verbal or physical marker and the timing, and placement of the reinforcement to tell the dog when they have reached the desired behaviour.

Clicker Training


Clicker training is R+ reinforcement training that employs the use of a click as the "marker"  to allow us to communicate more effectively with our dog.


With clicker training, we are able to communicate precisely which behaviours from our dog will earn reinforcement by using a consistent sound to “mark” behaviors and events that we like. 

Using the clicker instead of a verbal marker helps us tell our dogs more precisely what we are looking for which in turn further sets them up for success.

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