Lure Reward Training

LURE_REWARD_FeaturedLure-reward training is a highly effective way to teach your dog new behaviors. It is easy and fun for both dog and human, and dogs can learn new behaviors quite quickly with this training.

This type of training simply involves using a food reward to guide the dog into the desired position or behavior.  If your dog is not motivated by food you can toys instead.


How Does Lure/Reward Training Work?  (Example: 'sit')

  • When teaching a dog to sit, you may take the treat to a dog’s nose and then guide it upwards, so that the dog must sit down in order to look at the treat.
  • Because most dogs are motivated by food, (particularly if you use a high-value reward such as hot dogs, chicken, etc) this technique is a great way to teach your dog new cues and behaviors.
  • When teaching a behavior, you should gradually reduce the frequency in which the dog receives the food reward.
  • As your dog learns the behavior and is able to practice it quickly and without frequent food rewards, you should be able to remove the food component and use it intermittently.

Lure-reward training works because food makes dogs feel good, and a strong motivator will help a dog focus, learn, and enjoy the training.

With patience, good timing, and frequent repetition, you can teach your dog all kinds of new behaviors using food rewards.

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