Hand targets are awesome.

They're a great way to get your pup's attention inside, on the leash, or out running around. If you need their attention, want to keep their attention off a distraction, or need them to stop sniffing that pole, a hand target can reward them for putting their attention back on you.

They're also an easy way for your puppy to earn a reward. This is helpful for building confidence or developing some momentum during a training session. When your puppy is struggling to learn new behaviors, giving them something to succeed at can be a breath of fresh air.