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Hand Touches (Targeting)

Hand Touch (Targeting)

The hand touch is a form of “targeting” — meaning your dog touches his nose or feet to something.  This is super useful for heeling, calling your dog, tricks, getting your dog into position, relieving anxious behavior, and more.  Dogs in movies learn to go to a mark on set — that is simply going somewhere and putting their feet on a target on the floor.

Nose targeting to your hand simply means touch my hand with your nose.

Here are a couple of great videos on how to teach it, one by the incredible Donna Hill and another from a student in class with the West LA Club.

About Laurene

Laurene von Klan is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer serving West Los Angeles
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