Here's a little video clip that wraps it all up, too:Great article! Thanks for taking a minute to post that.
Me too. I have used luring more than once to get a position.I struggled for weeks to get a straight front (which I trained wrong and reinforced for over a year). I tried avoiding using a lure to correct this problem, and hoped he'd work through it a little more spontaneously. I certainly didn't want to correct him into the proper place.
Luring got him on track in a couple days.
Absolutely nohing wrong with luring. The biggest mistake in teaching with food/toy reward is not knowing how to wean off of it. Even then, there is never a time in a dogs life that I don't continue random food/toy reward. OR as Howard commented, rewarding for whatever the dog holds valuable. Bite, praise, food, toy.
My older GSD finds great pleasure in just getting an "OK" release and a bit of rough housing.
Each dog has something of value to them. It's our job to be connected enough to figure out what it is.
Insert the word husband for trainer an I suspect many of us could fall into that catigory.:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:From my early days I've been convinced; when you control the reward, you control behavior. The trick or key of course, if find that reward. As a trainer, I lure, bribe, reward and heck I've even been known to beg.