Instructables

Clicker for training pets

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While shopping online for something else, I saw
where a lot of people were looking for some type
of clicker device to train birds, dogs, rabbits and
other pets. It seems most want a clicker which
costs as near nothing as possible. This might be
it if the sound works for their pet.
 
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Step 1: Three parts, plus glue, is what you need.

Picture of Three parts, plus glue, is what you need.
You will need a length of cord  long enough to span your
hand three times. Once across, once back and once more
for the "tail".  A flat lace from a sports shoe works good for
this, and the lace tips keep everything neat. I didn't have
it on hand for making this one.  The clothes pin or laundry
pin you choose should have a smooth body with no grooves
near the end that you pinch. This will save wear on your
fingers later. The small black item is a spring loaded string
keeper from a  jacket or hoodie. They are available at
sewing supply places. Those are the three parts....now
add glue.

Step 2: Prepare your cord or shoelace

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Put a simple overhand loop knot in one end of the
cord or lace....keeping the hole as small as you can.
Thread the opposite end through the hole and feed
it through the spring loaded cord keeper. Mark the
cord to the measure of the width of your hand as
a guide for placing glue when you add the laundry
pin.

Step 3: Now glue the laundry pin to the cord or lace

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Before you add any glue....put your hand in the
adjustable loop you have created and see if it
is comfortable. Adjust it. See if it feels right.
You have the choice at this point to have the
knot up toward your thumb or down toward the
heel of your hand. Decide which feels better
for you... remembering that in order to operate
the clicking motion with your thumb... the end
of the pin which is pinched....must be toward
the thumb.
Decisions made....glue the cord/lace to the
laundry pin.
natebman4 months ago

Just a little confused here. Does it make the noise when you press the clothes pin and let it snap back?

Joe Citizen (author)  natebman4 months ago

It is intended to. The noise is not harsh and may not even be

enough for some needs. I sanded the tip that goes under my

thumb so it was smooth enough to slip off easily and give a

distinct, although not thunderous, click. Suppose you could

alter the sound my attaching a couple of metal thumbtacks

or hard plastic squares. Hope this answers your question,