Targeting is a very useful technique in training, and once taught the target stick or 'wand' becomes a versatile training tool. A dog (or indeed, any pet) that can follow a target stick, can be lured into your desired location or position more easily than coaxing or dragging. Retrieval is fun (who doesn't enjoy a game of fetch!), but practical also.
We have many target sticks and retrieval tools availalbe: floor standing target sticks, folding or extending target sticks, target sticks with integrated clickers, retrieval dumbbells, dummies, and toys.