CLICKER TIMING GAMES

Practicing the following exercises will help you learn to click at the correct moment. Take turns so that each person has a chance to practice. The other people in the group (your training partners) will help determine when you are performing the exercise correctly. Make sure each person is successful with each exercise before moving on.

EXERCISE #1:

1. Stand up straight and hold the clicker in the hand you will normally use.
2. Hold the tennis ball in the other hand.
3. Drop the tennis ball and click at the EXACT MOMENT that the ball touches the ground. The sound of the click and the object hitting the ground must occur at the same time.
4. Your training partners will coach you on whether your click was fast, slow, or correct.

EXERCISE #2:

1. Stand up straight and hold the clicker in the hand you will normally use.
2. Have one of your training partners drop the tennis ball.
3. Click at the EXACT MOMENT the tennis ball hits the floor.
4. The person dropping the tennis ball should drop it from different heights.

EXERCISE #3:

1. Place a hula hoop, a leash formed into a circle, or draw a chalk circle approximately 10 feet away from your group.
2. Have one of your training partners toss the tennis ball into the hoop.
3. Click at the EXACT MOMENT it bounces in the hoop.
4. The person tossing the tennis ball should miss the hoop every so often on purpose.

EXERCISE #4:

1. Stand up straight and hold the tennis ball in your clicker hand. One of your training partners will hold the clicker in his/her open palm.
2. Drop the ball, grab the clicker, and click at the EXACT MOMENT the ball hits the floor.
3. Your training partners will coach you.


*These games are adapted from those designed by Bob Bailey & Marion Breland Bailey for use at their 'chicken training camps'.

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