I'm an 'old world' dog trainer; my Boxer had his CDX and an ATT. I was the Obedience Instructor at a Petsmart in sw subs of Chicago since they opened there, (1994) and when they did it was a really good program! I thought it was going to be terrible, but it was the exact methods I was taught to compete to earn my CD. At one point they changed the program and hired someone to teach us all Karen Prior's methods, so I know all about her and how it started and a lot about clicker, too. I didn't actually do it; more I taught clicker as I had mixed thoughts about being in a room with 17 people clicking at once. I just explained how to do it and you have to admit that it's a lot easier to verbalize about, than do. So this is just the first time I'm using one, as I'm a mere human and at the time refused to believe in anything new. (I also never took a cruise for fear of falling off the end of the earth!) So here I am like a pup learning to be trained and although not totally a greenhorn, (which might be better), still often onfused. Soooooo all help and advice will be greatly appreciated. And try not to judge too harshly as I still even stop my car like Fred Flinstone!