So... I'm pretty positive I want to start clicker training Lucy. I don't know if she's just stubborn, too smart for her own good, or if my training just isn't the right method for her... but it is so hard for me to teach her things, and when she does start to grasp something, it's like it doesn't stick with her very long. She really doesn't know... anything. She knows sit and she surprisingly has a pretty solid recall, but everything else is a crapshoot. Sometimes she does perfectly when I tell her to stay, sometimes you'd think I never even taught her that command. She won't even lie down when I tell her to anymore, she just looks at me with this blank stare. It baffles me because these are things that she at least KNEW how to do, but now she won't for anything. Clicker training seems like a really logical method that I thought about when she was a puppy (she's now 2), but I kind of shrugged it off because I didn't think she'd be this difficult to train. I'm -hoping- that breaking it down gradually like that will help her learn faster, and help the commands stick in her brain. And hopefully the anticipation of a click will excite her and make her more willing to listen. So now that I've written a novel--my questions: Any good books/websites you guys would recommend? Can you housebreak a dog by clicker training? >_< This is another on/off thing for her. She'll go months without having accidents, so naturally we think she's trained, and then all of a sudden she'll start having accidents left and right. It's just really frustrating and really bothers me sometimes, because I feel like I work so hard with her, but it never seems to get through to her.