Baz focused on his skills today under distraction, working around other dogs in the room. We added in a lot of duration as well, starting to test him and stretch out the time he spends in the skill. He has a good foundations for each of his skills but needs to continue learning that he has to stay in each skill.
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Baz worked on his place skill to start the day off, focusing on duration. We worked in the classroom around another dog training, which was a good distraction for him. We practiced putting him on place and just letting him settle down. This led to Baz getting off the bed when he started to get bored, and we gently guided him back on. We released him every now and then to show him he would be allowed off before resetting and going again, rewarding him periodically for staying on the bed. Baz did well, ignoring the other dog in the room, showing little attention to her.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Baz continued with walking in the classroom, using the dogs relaxing in the room as a distraction. We practiced keeping him in position next to us as these other dogs made a ton of noise, trying to distract him. This worked at first as he kept trying to make his way over to them, but after some repetition, he started staying by our side as we walked. Once he was consistently walking nicely in the classroom, we ventured outside to the car park to continue practicing. This was very distracting for him, with Baz hitting the end of the lead quite a bit. As we got to the end of the lesson, he started to show engagement outside, still hitting the lead but not as often as when we started.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Baz finished off with his drop skill. Baz is doing well going into the skill, going quickly into position with just the hand gesture and verbal cue but finds his duration in the skill more challenging. We focused on keeping him down in position until his release word, which he had periods of solid repetitions, although also having a lot of moments where he popped up early. When he popped up early, we used the lead to gently guide him back into position before a quick release and starting again. Baz finished the lesson with a bit more consistency staying in the skill.
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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