I have found the clicker not particularly useful for recall training. But I'm wondering if that is because in general I still struggle a bit with getting past the first stage of enforcing behaviours.
I know that at first you are supposed to click as soon as they turn around to come towards you. Is the idea that you then click later and later until you get to the stage where you only click when they have returned to you?
Or is recall one of those things where the clicker doesn't make much of a difference and I might as well do it without it?
I have been varying the rewards so she gets more rewards if she comes when there are lots of distractions and/or she does a very fast recall. I've also been encouraging her to run towards me - instead of strolling - by jumping up and down like an idiot encouraging her in a high pitched voice, which seems to work rather well.