On Facebook a few days ago, we posted some information about the polite greeting work Linzy & Bob have been doing at home with their lovely Lab, Buck. They were kind enough to send an email about their success and include photos. Talk about positive reinforcement for us trainers!
Linzy & Bob are in our Basic Manners Class and have been doing a fine job of continuing to work with Buck outside of the classroom. This evening, we returned home to find another email. We teach Targeting in class (teaching a dog to touch a hand or object with a part of their body). It’s one exercise that many clients don’t seem to connect with right away, but has a zillion and one (really, it does) practical applications. Well maybe not a zillion, but close!
I tried to post their email on Facebook, but it was a bit too long, so the reason for this blog post:
Subject: Another Use for Targeting