target training: getting into a car
In this video, KPA CTP Alyse Mineroff is using a hand target (with the cue “touch”) to help Oakley become comfortable getting into her car. “Touch is my absolute favorite cue because it can be used in so many situations,” Alyse says. “Oakley is a little nervous about approaching cars. In the video, we are using a hand target to help him learn that there is nothing to be concerned about!” Alyse begins hand targeting away from the car, gradually decreasing the distance from the car until Oakley is putting his front feet on the car in order to reach Alyse’s hand. Once Oakley is placing his front feet on the car with confidence, Alyse helps him into the car and reinforces with many treats. Oakley has learned that getting into the car is not scary, and it’s also fun!
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