If you can't find a clicker trainer. This is what I did to start out.
First - Eye attention - have the dog in front of you and without making any noise or command wait until the pup looks you in the eye - click and treat - be quick or you might miss the key beginning look. The more you do this the more your dog will look to you for commands. I'd say start by doing this at least 5-10 times a day.
For a sit - you can use a treat to lure the sit (up and over the top of the dogs head), then click as soon as the dog sits, and treat. Some people prefer not to lure and just wait until the dog sits. Always wait for the action until you give it a name. Don't just keep saying Sit, Sit, Sit - to the dog this is a foreign language and it has no idea what that word means until you associate an action - that is how the clicker shows the dog what action you are looking for. Also fade the lure away as he learns the command and you will notice the dog also had gotten the hand command as well by this time.
Downs can be taught by luring (bringing the treat from eye level to between the dog's front legs) as well. When the dog hits the down, click and treat. Again don't give it a name until the action happens. Same here with the lure - fade it away gradually and also again the dog will learn the hand command for down.
All commands should be taught and practiced in many locations so the dog realizes the command means the same thing no matter where you are.
Clickers can also be used to show the dog the correct heel position. You have to be pretty quick and agile to hold the leash, clicker and treats at the same time and still click on time. A late click doesn't do any good. It takes practice but if you are determined you can do it.
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