Using Targets to Introduce Dog Agility Distance Work

We have seen many different ways to introduce distance work to your dog and targeting is one of the favorites you will see demonstrated in this video.

Once your dog has learned to go to a target such as these step ups you can then add distance between two or more targets.

After your dog is comfortable with moving from one target to the next, you can start adding distractions which in this case happens to be an agility obstacle.

Notice that the German Shepherd goes to each of the three targets as instructed and waits for the next command.

This is also a great way to get your dog doing send outs away from you over obstacles to teach them to drive out away from you.

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