09-06-2018, 01:12 PM
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Luring can be a quick and effective training method, but tricky as people often get stuck, not really ever fading the lure.
If your dog is responding to the lure (food makes the behavior happen), it's time to switch to reward (behavior make the food appear).
Make the same hand signal, but without treat in hand. When your dog responds, mark (if you use a clicker or verbal marker), then get a treat out of pocket and reward your dog.
If the mouthing continues (after the switch from lure to reward), it may be a timing error. Mark before mouth touches skin and get the reward to your dog as quickly as possible.