Defined as the direct use of the reinforcer to elicit behaviour, luring often receives little recommendation. The protocol itself cannot be faulted due to the misunderstood application.
When we learn the skills of luring we also learn about exquisite observation, timing and pace, engagement and becoming really good students of behaviour.
The course will look at different ways of using the lure to engage the dog, elicit accurate and clean behaviours and then progress to converting the respondent learning to operant choice. We take the dog from simple guidance to an enthusiasm to show us what they have learned. “No, no …. don’t show me, let me show you ….”
This opens the way to remove the guidance easily, change to different cues, or deliberately maintain the guidance to ensure specific behaviours.
Hand-held lures, cup on a stick lures and object lures will set our dogs up for easy success, clear understanding and graduated progress.
It would be useful for both you and your learner to be familiar with clean food delivery and the use of a marker. Your learner can be of any age and developing lifeskills, preparing for performance, for rehabilitation, for husbandry or simply for the pleasure of interaction and shared quality time. Clean, thoughtful training naturally develops learner confidence, a perpetual joy in learning and strong sense of achievement for both participants.
This is an 6 lesson course in a taught, classroom-forum format. Each lesson will examine specific topics in detail, allowing for extensive questioning, discussion, review and feedback of videos.
You will need to be able to video your own training and edit and upload to share with the forums if you require feedback.
2019: Wednesdays: May 8, 22, Jun 5, 19, Jul 3, 17. The course closes Aug 28. The Classroom forum and lesson opens at 1800 (GMT/UTC) on these dates, and then access is available throughout the course. You do not have to attend the Classrooms at these times to participate. Details of the course forum and log-in page will be sent out on for pre-course familiarisation. By enrolling on this course you agree to the Terms and Conditions. Course FAQs
Refunds – There are no options for refunds once the course has started, but under certain circumstances you may be able to be transferred to another course.
Early Bird Discount
There is a discount (£248.40, instead of £270) for enrolment before Mar 20th, use the coupon “wormcatcher”.
There is an additional discount for Members of Learning About Dogs: Seekers (10%), Setters (20%). Please contact us for the Member’s discount code.