In this lesson, you will learn what a target stick is, how you can condition your dog to it, and how you can use it to train your dog to do really cool tricks.
Benefits of using a target stick:
- Gives you the ability to get your dog into specific positions, by training him to follow the target at the end of the stick.
- Not all dogs value food, so a target stick is a great alternative to luring as you can reward your dog with toys or praise.
- If you have a small dog, then training your dog with a target stick can be extremely beneficial and it will definitely help your lower back!
- You can train all sorts of great tricks using a target stick, some of the most common ones are crawl, beg / sit pretty, stand tall and even jump!
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