How to Teach a Dog to Touch a Hand Target

Updated: Nov 7


Hand targeting is a great skill to teach pups. It has many practical applications. Examples would be moving dogs through livestock, or at side, without the need of a leash and collar. All the training shown here with these five pups can be used to begin to build a training relationship between pups and their new owners.

Eight of the goats in the background arrived just this morning. All the goats put on quite a show as we attempted to keep our minds on our jobs.

I will let the videos tell the story. Enjoy!

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