I have a couple different kinds of clickers. The box clickers (the original ones) are pretty loud. I also have ones with a button that are quieter.
I'll be honest that I didn't get as far as I had liked for this. It took time to get the mice used to being handed a treat & I just ran out of time.
Technically you could use anything as the marker signal. I know people who clickertrain fish use the flash of a flashlight. If you want a sound that isn't too loud, the snap of a metal lid (like the little jars of baby food) is good. Be creative!
I do have very good results in my efforts to clickertrain my dog and my horses. It's a wonderful training system!
Thanks for the kind reply, I know its a wonderful system, I work on a daily basis with the clicker with dogs, being a professional
"dogwhisperer" . I do a lot of therapy work and the clicker is a necessary tool for it.
I juts have no experience clickertraining mice and wanted to get
practical experience exchange. the theory about it is well understood on my side
But I do only train dogs and humans only on a daily basis. you can check in on my website : http://www.positives-hunde-training.com
but currently only if you understand german.
i will make an english version as soon as I have time for it.
back to the mice, in theory it should work fine, abut as they are very small and extremely fast, i guess it requires a very experienced behavior shaper with very accurate timing to have success there with the little rodents.
greetings from salzburg, europe