Cheek targeting can be useful for husbandry care and veterinary visits, particularly when administering eye or ear drops. In this video, KPA CTP Megan Ramirez and her Great Dane Xaver demonstrate what cheek targeting looks like. Notice how Megan builds the duration for which Xaver holds his cheek in place, progressing incrementally.
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