Beani was such a good boy today. We had lots of fun working with him.
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: Drop/ Down
|Comment: This first session focused on his drop skills around Kombi. Beani didn’t show much attention towards him but his drops were a bit rusty. We went back to basics with these, doing lots of quick repetitions as well as some longer durations near Kombi with minimal trainer distraction. It’s always good to go back to basics with these skills to refresh their memory and then proceed.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: This session was all about his place skill. We focused on ‘send to’ from increasing distances. We had to start fairly close to the bed as he would just stop in front of it and look at the trainer. Going back to basics with this helped, as we were able to slowly increase the distance again. Beani would benefit from more of this, it’s a great skill to have around other dogs (Kombi). You can have place set up when the two are off lead, if needed they can be sent to place to settle - but of course they will need to be sent at a distance, so practice makes perfect.
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell
|Comment: For his last session we tried engaging him with some toys to practice “give” but he wasn’t super interested. To teach this at home you can utilise treats, once he has the toy, say “give” then throw some treats on the floor. Once he drops the toy you can pick it up and repeat. As he starts to understand the word “give” we can fade out the treats. To finish the session up we started with ring the bell - pulling a rope to make it ring. We started just rewarding him for looking or nudging at the rope!
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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