Rattie Training Video: Clicker Training

This video features Timothy going over the basics of how to train rats using a clicker. Please note that I haven’t done a lot of clicker work with Timmy, so he doesn’t really react to it. A…

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15 Responses

  1. Patricia Patterson
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    your rattie is fatty,lol (in a cute way)

  2. ABC DOGS Xalapa
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    Thank for post your video…what treats do you recommend?

  3. Sarahh Taylor
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    hey there what if they are not that interested in the treats you are giving
    them i have tried his normal food to ,cheese & Cumbra but he just seems
    uninterested in doing tricks but likes the food lol!

  4. crazy4ratties2
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    Theoretically clicker training can be taught at any age! With babies I
    always caution to take any type of training slowly and keep sessions very
    short, as they have short attention spans. I would also be mindful of what
    sound the clicker makes, as it might frighten very young rats. Try to
    choose a clicker (or substitute sound) that isn’t too loud or too sharp.
    Good luck! 🙂

  5. geez- Allwersaying
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    I really love this one! Thanks!

  6. crazy4ratties2
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    @gwenlbzd Thank you! 😀

  7. crazy4ratties2
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    You’re very welcome; and thank you so much for the compliments! 🙂 I hope
    to update this video someday and make it even better, but I’m just not sure
    when I’ll find the time!

  8. Kimberly Kasper
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    I just bought a clicker to start training my rat boys with. I had no idea
    where to begin and your video has helped tremendously! Thanks so much!!!!!!

  9. crazy4ratties2
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    @allwerasking Thank YOU! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! 🙂

  10. Jenice Grimes
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    I have two baby rats there tiny should I start click trainning now or when
    they are a bit bigger?

  11. gwenlbzd
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    FANTASTIC VIDEO! THANK YOU! You may be uncomfortable with cameras but you
    have a great voice and presence. And you teach fantastically! And Timothy
    does great too.

  12. ratrescue18
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    This video is great! The best ratty clicker training video I have seen so
    far….I have been trying to clicker train my 10 week old hairless ratty
    but I have no idea how to properly do it. Thanks so much for your help!

  13. crazy4ratties2
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    You are most welcome! I am so happy to be of help! 🙂

  14. crazy4ratties2
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    There may be many reasons that your rattie is not interested. He could be
    too distracted, might not be very food motivated, or perhaps hasn’t bonded
    with you closely enough. You might try training at different times of day;
    I’ve observed that some rats are more receptive to training in the evening
    instead of the afternoon, for example. Or, you could try withholding his
    food before attempting the training (no more than 12 hours!) so that he is
    hungry and therefore more interested in treats! 🙂

  15. crazy4ratties2
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    You should see him now! He’ll be 3 years old this fall, and has lost about
    80% of his fur! I love my balding little old man! <3

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