Andrea Arden — Foster Tips

Dog Training with Andrea: Hand Targeting, Session 1

By August 6, 2020August 7th, 2020No Comments

Professional dog trainer and longtime foster volunteer Andrea Arden takes us through her first “Hand Targeting” training session with her foster puppy Dylan. This skill is for teaching dogs to touch their nose to your hand when you present your flat, open palm. Hand Targeting is the foundation of teaching Come When Called, and it helps puppies learn to orient toward hands instead of faces, reducing their tendency to jump up when greeting people. All you need is a tasty treat and your marker word to teach your dog this useful skill!