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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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Lloyd is learning to close a door by targeting a sticky note. I can also move him into certain positions or places by having him touch my hand, rather than physically moving/pushing him somewhere (which he hates). After we master the door (almost there) I think we are going to move next to light switches. Many people use hand targeting to teach their dog to weave in and out of their legs, do weave poles and other things where you need to direct the dogs movement.
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