What is the difference between bribing and rewarding?
Luring is guiding a dog into a position. You have to get rid of the lure after about 6-12 trials so it does not become a bribe. A bribe is when your dog only does something if he can see a treat or his reward. A reward is something that the dog gets for doing something right or just for being awesome. A bribe is presented before the dog does something, a reward is given after the desired behavior. To avoid bribing your dog, practice commands without showing him treats or rewards. After the dog does something, go and get the reward or pet him and love on him.
When does a reward become a bribe?
Where the problem occurs is when the lure becomes the reward. This is why it is so important to phase out the lure as soon as you are able to. Or use something else to reward your dog with. Perhaps use a toy to lure but give a treat or attention as the reward. It is important to learn to phase out the lure in training after about 6-12 trials.