Training doesn’t have to be regimental and structured but it sure needs to be fun. Ever wondered why your dog runs over to other dogs or people? Or chases rabbits, birds or squirrels? Because it is fun, interactive and unpredictable.
Standing in front of your dog telling them to sit luring with a treat does challenge their brain for a while but if you run a few steps and then tell them to sit you are more likely to get speedier results because it’s fun.
Do you remember the schoolteacher that made learning fun and different? You always seem to listen to them and learn but the teacher that stands in front of a class droning on you mostly switched off.