If you are not coordinated and seem to click late when you are training your dog, it is important to work on your timing. When working on your clicker timing, do not have your dog in the room. Work on timing without your dog around. This way you will not confuse your dog and you will have the freedom to get better with your skills.
I did this video to show people how & why to use the clicker. This has the basic rules to clicker training and how to use toys and food as a reinforcer.
If you would like to learn more about clicker training, I teach an online Clicker Basics class that is $40 for 4 weeks. Go to: www.pamsdogtraining.com to sign up.
The click is a secondary reinforcer and the food or the toy is the primary reinforcer. The dog wants to hear the click because he has learned that good things happen after the click.
Here is a link for a free ebook on clicker training: http://pamsdogtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Navigate-your-way-through-clicker-training.pdf