So I'm starting training for my 2 year old female Shar Pei. Decided to have a crack at clicker training, which will be a learning experience for me as well!
Looking around at various sites, the recommendation when teaching a new behaviour seems to be trying to get the dog to associate action - sound - reward, and introduce the command later.
For instance, spend a few minutes of clicking and rewarding every time she sits, and only introduce the sit command into the mix after she seems to get this.
Now, she does know the sit command (though doing it is another matter.....especially when distracted!), but I thought this would be a good place to start.
However, she doesn't seem to make the action - sound - reward connection, and just sort of stands there thinking 'come on, give me more treats!!!'.
So, any thoughts / advice? Only done a small amount of work so far, can it take quite a while to build this up or do you think I'm going about it the wrong way?