Target training games can be a fun and engaging way to teach your dog to:
- Step on a specific mark
- Get used to a piece of new equipment
- Stay in a particular place
- Learn body awareness
- Learn conformation stacking
FitPAWS® Targets are packaged with four flexible Targets (2 blue, 2 yellow) in the colors that dogs see best!
Each Target is 10″ diameter.
You can use them in many different ways to help with training your dog. Only your imagination will limit you!
FitPAWS Targets: Training new behaviors
Place one Target on the floor and use a clicker or treats to reward your dog when they show interest in the Target. You can start by luring them with a treat in front of their nose and then directly above the Target. Or consider trying Shaping to have your dog make decisions for their selves. Progress to rewarding your dog when their foot is on the Target. Then move the Target to different spots and see if your dog can follow the game! Use FitPAWS Targets to teach “stay” “send-away” and “go-to” commands.
FitPAWS Targets: Introducing dogs to the FitPAWS canine conditioning equipment
You can also use the Targets to help your dog become accustomed to the FitPAWS equipment. This is especially helpful if your dog doesn’t know an “up” command. First have your dog learn to touch the targets when they are on the floor. Once your dog masters the touch, move the targets to the FitPAWS Equipment you want to have your dog work out on. For instance, you can place two targets on the side of the FitPAWS Peanut to help your dog learn how to place two feet on the ball. From there, it’s just a matter of moving the targets on top of the Peanut.
FitPAWS Targets: Extra traction
FitPAWS Targets feature anti-slip material and can be used underneath FitPAWS Paw Pods or on top of the FitPAWS Egg, when extra traction is desired. Don’t forget, FitPAWS Targets are tools, not toys! Put them away in a safe place, where your dog doesn’t have access to them when you are finished training.
*Available for pick-up in person or in Guelph, at Campaign Dog Academy, and at McCann Dog Training. See MCR's trial schedule (please view the calendar on the website's homepage). For pick up arrangements email: Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org