after lurking around the forum, i see there's a lot of use of clicker training, so i decided to get one for my pup... i'm hoping he will learn tricks faster. but i have a few questions! 1. is it still necessary to use the clicker once he learns the command? i apologize if that seems like a duh question. 2. will it confuse the dog if you only use clicker training half the time? like... what if you're teaching him a new trick with the clicker but then you want to practice the new trick but the clicker is not around so you just praise and treat? 3. i bought the clicker today and i was charging the clicker (that's the term, right? ) and then after a few clicks he started doing the newest trick we are learning (shame) is it not considered charging the clicker if i decided to start saying shame, then he does the trick, i click then treat at that point? for what it's worth, i did the charging the clicker exercise twice before this incident. i hope i'm not messing my pup up!