Just make sure you read up on it and/or watch some videos explaining the philosophy. We don't have to be Rocket Scientists to train well with the clicker but it really makes a difference when and why and how much we click. To make the training really go fast and keep our pups engaged.
Shaping, positive reinforcement, no reinforcement, talking/praising (NOT talking actually ) type of treats, size, etc.
I, personally, don't think it is ever too late to start using the clicker. Our Jethro was estimated between 1 and 1 1/2 when we got him from the shelter and we started using a clicker when we brought him home. He caught on easily and it was fairly clear he hadn't had any real 'training' at all in his life prior to our family.
Well I have started using the clicker and its not going so well. He knows the command sit and thats it. When I try and work with him he seems as though he is not interested. After the first treat he just walks away. I dont know maybe you guys could point me in the right direction with some good advise. Thanks
The clicker doesn't teach them what to do, it tells them "YES thats it" it's kind of like saying "good". I spent a lot of time reading about clicker training before I tried it with my dogs. Karen Pryor Clickertraining