Arya did well today, she had a couple barks towards another dog but her focus was easily redirected back to 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her first session today Arya worked in the cattery practicing her loose lead and drops. The distractions in the cattery include cats (obviously), rabbits, birds and other smells. We like to practice loose lead first to help them settle and start to engage on the trainer straight away. Arya did really well in this environment, we even asked for drops randomly around the cattery. We noticed that when doing drops she would come around and do it ineont of the trainer. We worked on luring her into a drop by our side. This is a much better position for them to be in as this allows the trainer to keep walking without having to step over them. Keep working on her drops, just luring her into position on your side. Since she already knows the skill this shouldn’t take long for her to figure out.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session today Arya worked on chaining together two skills. These two skills were place and drop, chaining simply means that we ask for a two or more skills before rewarding. To start with we rewarded after each skill to help her understand what we were working on. She seemed to be getting confused between drop and place, she would drop when we asked for place. We just guided her into the right position if she made a mistake. Arya improved quickly with this and we were able to do drop, place, drop, place and then reward! This is a great way to wean them off rewards so they don’t become reliant on them.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For her last session today Arya worked on building her confidence on the wobble board. We know she is fine with two feet but we wanted to push her a bit and try to get all four feet on. This took lots of luring to get her on there, eventually she did but she walked straight over it. Knowing she can get all four feet on we can build her duration with it. It is a funny sensation for them and can take some time to get used to it but by the end of the session she was doing better and even managed to sit on it!||Focus: Confidence||B|
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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