I’ve taken my dog to dog classes and I learned the “clicking method” – using a clicker to mark good behaviour and then rewarding the dog. It worked for tricks, and getting the dog to go in her kennel, but my dog also had some tempermental problems – growling when she didn’t want me to take a toy, growling when I took her a bath – and the only thing that worked was being firm with her, shouting and refusing to let her get her way (like Ceasar Milan on the Dog Whisperer). I think clicking works in some instances but not in others. I remember being in dog class and the trainer completely avoiding my dog because she was so hyper and stubborn – it just goes to show it doesn’t work with everyone. What do you think? What training methods do you use with your pets?