Your puppy will learn from this simple exercise that the sound of the click means a treat is coming. Moving forward, the clicker will be used in training situations where the sound of the clicker will be more precise than saying “yes.”
Traditionally, a dog would only know if a treat was coming because they’d see our hand in our pocket, holding the treat, etc. While we want to use a lot of treats for training, we don’t want the treat to become the cue to work. Saying “yes!” or clicking your clicker is a promise a treat is coming. Now you don’t have to sweat how fast you get your puppy the treat, and your training can be more relaxed!