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Target training?

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I am really curious as to what the purpose is of target training. I read the one post on how to do it and it looks like fun, but is there a purpose for it? And please dont tell me to google it I suck and researching stuff. Thank You
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Targeting is super useful in agility. From learning to follow your hands to learning to stop with front paws off and back paws on a contact. I love it for obedience to because if my puppy will follow my hands I can easily get her into any position that I want her to be in. Then I can name the position and start to use the name as a cue to get her there without luring it.

I also use it for a basis to teach a dog how to learn. . .mostly for puppies.
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