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Heeling With Tug Toy

A favorite tug toy makes a wonderful lure and reward for all sorts of training, including recalls and heeling.

 
Training:  Heel
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Keep-away With Ball

Any active game like Keep-away should have very strict rules. Your dog should release the toy on command and come when called.

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Stay Proofing

When it comes to a solid sit-stay, practice makes perfect, and the park is a great place to practice.

 
Training:  Stay Proofing
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Sit For Walk

Going for a walk is one of the biggest rewards you can give your dog. Make sure you take advantage of this by having your dog sit many times before and during each walk.

 
Training:  Training on Walks
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Sit For Chauffeur

A little training in and around the car can make driving with your dog a lot more enjoyable. But please, practice in a parked car first!

 
Training:  Training in the Car
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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...

 
Training:  Quantum Leaps
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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.

 
Training:  Quantum Leaps
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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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Quantum Leap 1: Phase Out Food Lures

The easiest way to begin training your dog is by using food as a lure. But you dont want the dog to listen to you only when you have a treat, so the first step is to phase out food lures.

 
Training:  Quantum Leaps
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Sit For Massage

You can use all sorts of different things as rewards in training. If your dog enjoys being massaged, have him sit beforehand, and use the massage as a reward.

 
Training:  Basic Manners

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