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How to Teach a Dog to target in Fifteen Simple Steps

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Target training is simply teaching your dog to approach an object and touch it with his nose. In this article, we’re going to focus on teaching a dog to target to the palm of your hand. This simple behavior can be useful in all kinds of ways. A dog that can target to a palm can be easily taught to heel close beside you. Targeting can be a great way to guide a dog through new agility obstacles while they’re learning the basics. It can help strengthen a recall and can encourage polite greeting behavior. After all, most people offer ...

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