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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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Use targeting with Tucker to get him to assist in recalling. He targets my hand pretty well; now we're working on targeting a stick. I was also working with him on targeting a plastic container lid with his paw. I'm not sure what I wanted him to do with that one, so we stopped.

Hand targeting helps with directing him to a specific place, like a crate, or his bed or the back of the car.
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