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Teach your dog how to target

Teaching your dog targeting is a fun and easy activity to practice shaping behaviors, and capturing what you want to see more of from your dog. You can teach targeting with the command, "touch". Targeting is also a great way to build up your dog's confidence and ability to isolate certain body parts or objects. Making it easier to teach your dog other, more dynamic commands in the future. Here's how to teach your dog, "touch":

You'll want to start off by placing a treat under your thumb. You can then keep an open palm, or keep one to two fingers out. Once