Despite the heat Arlo was very consistent with his training and LOVED cooling off in the pool
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: To start Arlo's training we focused on a red light, green light game with drop. When over excited Arlo can ignore commands and display unwanted behaviour so we revved him up and at random asked him to drop. The trainer noticed that Arlo was VERY good at this but when she stopped rewarding him he stopped listening. To help with this the trainer started fading the rewards out (every 2-3 times he'd get a treat). This was also performed outside in the shade with a shell pool nearby that Arlo loved to cool down in. Great work Arlo, you did really well!||Focus: Manners||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: With lots of dogs in training outside we focused on loose lead, aiming to encourage him to ignore them. He was very good with this, even with a very energetic dog nearby. As the session continued Arlo was getting tired therefore they changed to 'BANG' which was a little easier for him in this heat.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: By the third session Arlo was POOPED! So the trainer did some easy trick training and introduced Arlo to Doga (yoga for dogs). The first step is the get the mat ready so the trainer hid treats within the yoga mat and encouraged him to roll it open. It took him a while to work this trick out but by the end of the session we were reducing the amounts of treats hidden. SUPER CUTE!||Focus: Foundation||C-|
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.