Location Specific Marker Cues-chopping up the clicker into different reinforcement procedures

by | Dec 13, 2022 | dog training, on line classes, Ones

Want more clarity in your communication with your dog?

Are you feeling like your reinforcement is good, but not GREAT? And what’s with those Location Specific Marker Cues that everyone is talking about-are they really necessary?

Let’s take those marker cues and explain them as they really are-reinforcement cues. A verbal cue that tells your dog exactly what they are getting, and where and how to get it. And then another verbal cue that tells your dog the different thing they are getting and how to access that thing! And then another and another. One that means chase the treat, one that means bite the toy, one that means sniff out the handful of treats on the ground.


I’ve got an hour long presentation where  I explain why this might benefit your communication system with your dog and how to implement these reinforcement strategies. Reinforcement is what drives behavior, and I think we should spend the majority of our training time exploring reinforcement, and how to make it cleaner and clearer.




Here’s a short glimpse of the presentation!


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  1. Samantha Winslow

    Excited to learn more! I’ve seen them in action with a visiting Nosework student. It was awesome to watch it in use. I was excited to commend the student and then guess where she learned them from…I guessed right!! From you!!!

    • Shade Whitesel

      That’s awesome to hear! I’m definitely not the first person to do this, I learned from some of the best!

  2. Kelly Thomas

    Looking forward to it!
    I’m in training for HRD work in Clallam County with my SAR dog Max (GSD / Malinois)

    • Shade Whitesel

      Glad you like it!

  3. Sue Verbocy

    Please send copy

    • Shade Whitesel

      Can you fill out the email thing at the bottom of the blog page and then you’ll get the link in an email!

  4. Cindy carter

    Looking forward to learning more

    • Shade Whitesel

      Yay! I hope you’ll find some things you can use!

  5. Claudia Tatzl