Category: competitive obedience

Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast

It’s been a while since I posted new content — but I wanted to share an exciting new project I’ve been working on: I’m hosting the new Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast.

We’ve released 2 episodes so far, the first an excellent interview with FDSA founder Denise Fenzi.

Denise has competed in a wide range of dog sports, titling dogs in obedience, tracking, Schutzhund, Mondioring, herding, conformation, and agility.

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How to Teach A Chin Target

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.

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