Mia is a 1 year old fox red lab who is an absolute nightmare to train! She is an absolute sweetheart but as soon as you try and get her learning new things she just gets frustrated when she doesn't understand what I want from her and acts up instead. She loves to please me but she also wants to be doing her own thing so this is where the frustration starts to creep in, firstly she is annoyed when she doesn't understand because she thinks she is doing something wrong then instead of hanging around to be in the wrong she wants to be off doing her own thing! I have never told her off for getting something wrong but she I rehomed her at 4 months old from her breeder who had kept her out of the litter to be his next field trial champion and she was quite a disappointment to him when she didn't keep up with the training so I don't know if he had possibly given her a hard time when she wasn't getting it. He seemed a lovely chap and we seen all of his dogs when we collected her and they were all happy and thriving, even Mia, it's just during training she makes me want to start ripping my hair out sometimes and I don't know where the attitude comes from - it's honestly like trying to train a stroppy teenager sometimes! Or maybe it could just be that she's at a difficult age, I just really don't know. So enough of my rant, Mia has been in season this past couple of weeks so I have been doing more activities and training with her at home to keep her occupied rather than walking her every day but she doesn't really get it and is a bit slow at training which has become so much more prominent with the extra training we have been doing. I don't ever expect her to compete but I found another thread on here about Rally O and decided to have a go at doing a bit of that to keep her stimulated. Somebody suggested that clicker training would be beneficial to her as a bit more of a training aid. At the moment I use treats as a lure if needed and give lots of fuss and treat when she gets it. Mia isn't massively food orientated so lots of fuss alongside a treat is what I have found works so far. I have never used a clicker before and I would assume Mia has never been trained using one either as the breeder was very old fashioned so I was hoping somebody may be able to give me some tips on the best course of action to start bringing it into our training sessions please. I have read lots online about using clickers but they seem to be mostly focused on starting training using one which obviously I have not done, so I wondered if I just bring it in as our new thing or should I just gradually introduce it practising things she already knows how to do?