Right on "Target": your super useful starting skill
with Tressa Fessenden-McKenzie of PathandPaw, Training Advocate
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Targeting is not only a fun and easy game to begin teaching, but also a starting point for tons of other behaviors! You can use it for:


  • Recall
  • Up/off
  • Getting your dog to engage with you in new environments
  • Confidence building
  • Tricks! Leg weave, spin, crawl
  • Teaching a heel or getting engagement while working on leash manners


Plus, if you have a treat pouch (or a nearby goody jar) you can teach this using only one hand. Great if you happen to be holding a baby, like I am in this video!