The clicker is used for the acquisition of new behavior. If the dog already knows, has been proofed, and does the behavior for life-rewards, the clicker is not required.So I have a question; once you charge the clicker, can you do tricks and things where you can click for the behavior you want but you can't offer a treat right after the click? For example, I like to do this thing with Ellie where I will put her in a "sit, stay" and walk about 20 to 30ft away from her. I tell her to "come, stop, and down" with hand signals about 4 to 5 times as she comes to me. Should I click every time she performs the "come, stop, down" or should I wait to click until she has done the whole thing, has reached me, and I can give a treat?
Sorry if that doesn't make any sense, I can try and explain it better if need be...