FitPAWS Targets: Training new behaviors
Place one Target on the floor and use a clicker or treats to reward your dog when they show interest in the Target. You can start by luring them with a treat in front of their nose and then directly above the Target. Or consider trying Shaping to have your dog make decisions for their selves. Progress to rewarding your dog when their foot is on Target. Then move the Target to different spots and see if your dog can follow the game! Use FitPAWS Targets to teach “stay” “send-away” and “go-to” commands.
FitPAWS Targets: Introducing dogs to the FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment
You can also use the Targets to help your dog become accustomed to the FitPAWS equipment. This is especially helpful if your dog doesn’t know an “up” command. First, have your dog learn to touch the Targets when they are on the floor. Once your dog masters the touch, move the Targets to the FitPAWS Equipment you want to have your dog work out on. For instance, you can place two targets on the side of the FitPAWS Peanut to help your dog learn how to place two feet on the ball. From there, it’s just a matter of moving the targets on top of the Peanut.
- Teach limb awareness - Step on Target
- Use Target to Stay in Particular Place
- Create Fun Training Games