Quantum Leaps

Mental Control - Dog Training for Children

Off leash following requires mental control.  Without any treats you can use your voice and energy to keep your puppy happily following by your side.  If a 7-year old can do it, you can too!

Phasing out the Food - Training Dogs with Dunbar

Lures are very useful to show your dog what to do.  But make sure you start phasing them out ASAP, or else you’ll end up with a dog that only behaves when you have a treat.

Phase Out Food Lures – SIRIUS Adult Dog Training

As soon as your dog learns a new command, you should work on phasing out the need for a food lure.  You can continue to use it as a reward, but over time, you should slowly reduce the frequency.

More For Less - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Always continue to up the ante for rewards.  The more your pup does for each food treat, the better.

Fewer Treats, Better Recalls - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Once your dog has learned a command, you want to start phasing out the use of food as a reward.  Praise & pet them when they do something right, but only give them a treat when they perform exceptionally well.

Lure Reward Review - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Ian reviews the basics of lure reward training.  Use a treat to lure your dog into following you and moving between body positions.   Give them the treat as a reward after particularly impressive performances.

 
Training:  Quantum Leaps

Quantum Leaps

You will make four quantum leaps in training as you phase out hand-held training lures, and eventually all training rewards. If you fail to take these steps, you will end up with a dog that only behaves when you have food to lure it with.

 
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Quantum Leap 4: Phase Out External Rewards

In the final stage of lure-reward training, you can eliminate the need for any external rewards at all. At this point, your praise and the fun nature of training should be more than enough to moti...

 
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Quantum Leap 3: Phase Out Food Rewards

Even after you've stopped using food as a lure it is valuable to continue using food as a reward, but it is important to be selective and reward only your dogs best responses.

 
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Quantum Leap 2: Reduce Number of Food Rewards

Even after youve stopped using food as a lure, it is valuable to continue using food as a reward, but it is important to be selective, rewarding only your dogs best responses.

 
Training:  Quantum Leaps

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