Training Tuesday Tutorial: “Touch”

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Happy Training Tuesday! This week’s tutorial video will help you teach your dog the “touch” cue. Paws & Think’s Lead Dog Trainer Kimberly Trimpe demonstrates with her dog Frannie, who is a graduate of our Youth-Canine Program. Teaching the “touch” cue will help your dog to learn targeting skills. Kim also talks about the importance of marking the behavior for your dog with positive rewards before adding a verbal cue to ensure your dog can learn the behavior you want.

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