Amora did so well today, she was super focused with the trainer!
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Amora’s first session was focused on her drop skill in the kennels. We went straight into the training and asked her to sit at every door/gate we approached. We asked her to sit, we slowly opened the door, then said “break.” If she stood up before being released we said “ah ah” and closed the door quickly. Amora’s drops are coming along nicely, she has great knowledge of this skill and follows a verbal and a hand signal. Since it is so noisey in the kennels we used both verbal and visual cues to make sure she knows what we are asking. We were able to test her skill by putting her in a drop and then walking away from her. We started small and built up to dropping the lead and walking about 10 metres away (the environment is enclosed and safe to attempt this). Amora did great with her drops, she didn’t seem bothered the the other dogs or smells. Keep working on her drops, really testing her with different distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell||Comment: Her second session today was something fun, we started with the bell on the wall. The bell has a rope attached which they have to pull in order to make it ring. We started simple and just put her in a drop in front and waited for her to show any behaviour. We wiggled the rope in front of her but she really wasn’t interested. We stopped doing this after a few minutes and moved to a little piece of rope that’s attached to nothing. This allowed us to move it around a bit more and get her attention. This was better and she showed some interest, by the end of the session she was looking towards the piece of rope for a treat! This is progress, soon we will be able to push her to touch it with her nose. Keep practicing this at home, after a while of her just looking, withhold the treat and create some frustration. This will urge her to show more behaviour and hopefully touch it or even bite it. If she does jack pot that with lots of treats.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Amora’s last session today we pushed her loose lead skill. We stayed in the classroom as there were plenty of people and dog distractions present. To push her knowledge of this skill we kept it fast paced and threw in drops randomly. She was so focused the entire session and didn’t care about the other people/dogs that were hanging about! Whatever you’re doing at home keep it up!||Focus: Distraction||A|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.
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