I'm getting started with our 14 week old and read a ton and watched a few. But I was hoping you could share your do's & don't tips of clicker training?
Should be clicking/treating like a machine gun when you start. So be on the ground and make your criteria easy easy easy. If you want a 'rollover' don't hold back the click until the entire behavoir is completed.Be fast, generous, and frequent with your clicks and your treats.
That's what I do too, I want to see a whiplash turn of the head back towards me, so I mark that first, and then the body follows. The dog has to come all the way to me to get the reward but I don't wait to mark that. Eventually I will hold out for that, and also for an automatic sit in front, but I work up to it by marking and rewarding the incremental behaviors leading up to the final picture that I want. This is often referred to as "shaping".In the beginning, the moment he turns his head towards you. Later on you can start playing around with when to click.
But also keep in the mind when training recall, start with very short distance (3-4 feet) and work up from there.