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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.

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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.

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