Posts Tagged ‘hand targeting’

How to Get Behavior: Targeting March 21, 2012 Comments Off

Now it is time to wrap up my series on “How to Get Behavior” with targeting! Targeting is like a hybrid between the three methods I have already explained: luring, capturing, and shaping. Here’s why. How to Target First, you must use capturing and/or shaping to teach your dog to touch or follow a target […]

Training How-To: Hand Targeting May 18, 2011 1 Comment

           What is hand targeting? It’s simple! The dog learns to touch his nose to a human’s hand. That’s it!             Why does my dog need to know it? Hand targeting is one of the most versatile behaviors you can teach your dog! It gives boisterous youngsters and shy, wary dogs something appropriate to do […]