Cue: Verbal cue "touch."

Description: On cue, dog will touch (or attempt to touch a moving target) with his nose any indicated object.


  • Behavior specifics: Nose touch.
  • Duration: Behavior terminates at actual touch.
  • Distance: Up to 40 feet.
  • Latency: Immediate.
  • Position: Dog shoud go to the target regardless of the target's position relative to me or him. I should be able to be in any physical position.
  • Locations: Everywhere.
  • Distractions: Anything and everything. Especially distractions common in a dog show or performance environment.

Training Plan: (Accomplish each level in multiple locations of gradually increasing distractions.)

  1. Touch offered hand target.
  2. Add cue.
  3. Touch the end of an offered target stick.
  4. Touch indicated object, including a dumbbell.
  5. Shape dog to look in indicated direction.
  6. Add cue to "look."
  7. Shape dog to look and then touch object on floor 10 feet away.
  8. Follow and touch the target stick.
  9. Touch a wall from 10 feet away.
  10. Touch a wall 20 feet away.


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