Voraus Target

Training the voraus is often done by targetting using food or a toy. Many trainers design their own method for suspending the object. It is also possible to buy metal L-shaped devices with spikes to place in the ground, and a hanging peg or clip to fasten the toy. A food bowl can be raised by being placed on a wide stick. A large toy, such as a football or jolly-ball could also be used. Bird Launchers are also used to remotely toss the toy in the air to attract the dog.

Probably the easiest way to begin with a food-motivated dog, is to use a bowl placed on the ground and starting at a short distance, use the command and allow the dog to run to its bowl. This distance is gradually increased, until the target is beyond sight.

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