Chin targeting – take one!

This is Mossy’s third chin targeting session. The first challenge we had was that as I put my hand out she thought I was asking for her paw. Mossy was also a bit wary of me putting my hand under her chin at first but is now picking it up really well!

I’m hoping that I can build this up so that she will rest her chin in my palm for prolonged periods. This should be a good way to distract her if we end up being confronted with a situation that puts her over threshold and we can’t move away.

There are loads of benefits associated with targeting so I’m hoping this will help to build her confidence and strengthen our bond.

Sorry about the lack of sound…apparently the radio in the background means I was breaking copyright laws!! If you watch closely you can see when I am clicking. I will post another clip with sound soon to show how we are progressing!

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/9_2/features/Dog-Obedience-Training_15784-1.html

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/14_9/features/Helping-Timid-Dogs_20348-1.html

 

 

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