In my opinion, ‘luring’ the most useful technique for us to use in the beginning of a training program with a young dog.
A ‘lure’ enables us to move a dog into different positions without having physically moving your dog in any way.
Luring establishes the foundation of reward for behaviour.
Luring enables us to quickly teach behaviours that many dogs initially resist without the reward incentive .
A lure is a ‘high value treat’ presented to your dog that it the can target & follow with its nose.
Once we have established the position or a behaviour that we want, the lure is replaced with a ‘reward marker’ immediately preceding a good reward.
The lure is of no use if you allow the dog to snatch it from your hand.
Your dog will quickly identify the difference between your hand holding the lure, and your hand offering food reward.