And a box is a great way to learn how to shape behaviour using a clicker. Here's a link to Karen Pryor's 101 Things To Do With a Box. You can't screw up a dog's formal training by shaping them with a box so that's one reason to use a box; plus it's fun to see what behaviours you get from your dog, and thirdly, it's a great way to learn how to use a clicker. The hardest things for me to do when I learned how to properly shape canine behavious was to:
- Keep my mouth shut and not say a word.
- Keep my body still.
- Not try to help my dog.