Welcome back to our puppy series with Max the Akita. This is lesson 6 and today we’re going to touch on “fading the lure” whether that is a treat or hand signal or a toy. We need our dogs to know that they will be rewarded, but they should perform the command when asked. We use the lure with a treat to condition the behavior, but then must fade them so our dog doesn’t become overly reliant on them.
This is a great lesson to see how we start this process with Max, who we have followed along since lesson one. Be sure to check the other 5 lessons on Max as well as the complete series with Siggy the Malinois. This is a great way to see the progress and problems step by step.
Keywords for this lesson: fading treats, fading the lure, treat training, puppies, max, basic training, obedience, down, sit, stay, come, recall, fair corrections