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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2014, 01:47 PM
Baillif
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Unless you are luring the reward should be out of eye sight. The command is given. The action happens. You mark. Then you pull the reward out and let the dog access it.

Another thing to help with that is make eye contact contingent upon reward. Sometimes I'll ask for eye contact with "You ready?" then when I get eye contact I'll mark and reward.

If you are holding the reward in his face you are essentially bribing the dog
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