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The cued behavior of touching or following an object (the target) with a specified body part such as a nose, shoulder or foot. Includes going to a specified place or station like a mat.

Targeting is a powerful and versatile training tool. Just watch these examples from Peggy Hogan to learn more.

Lyndsey Lewis with Jewel, Ruby and Waldo

Here I'm using the trained behavior of targeting the back of my hand while the vet gives the horses an injection.