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.
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.
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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