DancingCavy, future freestyle champion, submitted a video on training “go to place.” This is one of the foundation behaviors at Clicking with Canines and I think it’s such an important behavior for all dogs to learn, her training plan and video are posted here.
At Clicking with Canines, targeting is viewed as a foundation skill because it is useful in teaching so many behaviors. One of the many wonderful applications of targeting is the doors it opens to a trainer wanting to do distance work on behaviors. DiscdogShayne’s entry this month focuses on just that topic. Here is her video, showing how to target train: Go to your mark, Scoot from a distance, Spin and other at a distance, Down at a distance (w/ no voice command), Sit at a distance to a stand (with hand and voice), Down on recall, and finally down at heel.
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