You will not be wasting your money. It will be time well spent with your dog. Usually most classes are 6-10 weeks long. Some will give "homework" for you to do throughout the week. NO dog is ever too old to learn something. Remember dogs want to please us all the time. As far as the training to go outdoors, it will be hard for her to adjust to. She has been going on papers all her life and will be confused. Using the crate like you said for no more than 4 hours is good. Just remember to keep it a fun experience for her. DO NOT use the crate for punishment etc. What exactly are you looking for to better your relationship with the dog?? Good Luck! PUG
A list of clicker trainers arranged by area: http://www.wazoo.com/~marge/Clicker_Trainers/Clicker_Trainers.html
A list of clicker related information: http://www.phys.unm.edu/~helix/clicker.htm
This Web site has interesting articles about clicker training and information about ordering clicker related books and videos. http://www.karenpryor.com
I don't have any clicker training experience yet, but have just recently
ordered my first book (A Dog and a Dolphin, by Karen Pryor) and clicker.
Regards & good luck!
Barking allow her to do some warning barking and then tell her
enough, quiet. Use this just like a command. FOLLOW THROUGH if
she continues barking everytime. Let her know she will be corrected
if she does not shut up. I usually give a mean look at the dog
and make intense contact with eyes. (This will make them un-
comfortable.) Also giving a tap under the chin also helps if
necessary. Let her know you are boss and mean business!!