Training 101 - Teach your dog to target your hand for fun and obedience

Use targeting to guide your dog, call your dog back to you, teach tricks, and just have fun!

Course Summary

Teaching your dog to target your hand and with their nose is great for keeping your dogs attention around distractions, and building more advanced behaviors later. Once your dog knows how to target your hand, you can use your hand to guide your dog, keep your dog's attention focused on you, or do fun things like traverse park benches and homemade obstacle courses. Hand targets make great recall signals, too!

Course Curriculum

Shannon Morrow

Shannon Morrow, CCDT, KPA Puppy Start-Right Instructor, DN-WTWI, is co-owner and certified dog trainer at Surf Sitters Pet Care and Up With Pups Dog Training in Surf City, N.C. Shannon has worked with hundreds of dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, energy levels, and abilities. Starting her career as a dog walker and pet sitter gave her insight into the behavioral challenges many pet parents face with their furry best friends, and fueled her desire to learn more in order to help dogs and their people live together in harmony. Shannon is currently studying to become a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant.  Shannon uses only fear-free methods and equipment for all training and pet care, and is a member of the Pet Professional Guild, an organization dedicated to promoting professionalism and humane practices in animal care and training.  

John Smith


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • Training 101 - Teach your dog to follow your hand
  • $20 USD

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