Clicker training is a type of operant conditioning that uses a clicker as an indication of success and reward marker. Operant conditioning is an approach to learning in which an animal learns from its own actions, through trial and error.

The goal of clicker training is to shape behavior by rewarding certain behaviors with treats or praise so that your dog will repeat those behaviors. You can use this method with any age or breed of dog and it will work with all types of dogs (e.g., puppies or adult dogs), although it may take longer with some breeds than others because they learn at different rates.