What is it?
The dog learns to place the bottom of his muzzle onto the top of a person’s open palm, and hold it there voluntarily.
Why teach it?
You start off teaching it as a simple targeting behavior with duration, but once the dog has the concept down, you can start adding distractions. Specifically, I teach the dog to hold the chin target for intrusive handling, such as looking in his ears, shining a light into his eyes, or putting medication into his nose. You can also use it as the basis of teaching a dog to hold his head still while you balance something on it.Read More