|Posted on October 21, 2012 at 2:50 AM|
In an earlier blog, I showed a video of how I trained Halle to target her nose to a person’s fist as a way to say “hello” politely without jumping. Hand targeting is a very useful skill for many reasons. It helps with long-distance recalls and acts as the perfect way to say “come on over here,” for casual call-overs and short distances.
Here are some great reasons to train your dog to target your hand?
Keep training sessions short, simple and fun! Always leave 'em wanting more. Remember, if you’re not having fun, your dog probably isn’t either. So relax and enjoy the wonder and magic of communicating with your puppy. Your puppy will love you for it.
Sniff on! Train on!
Susie & Halle
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