It was great to work with Billy today! He did really well in a new environment and besides one reaction to a close by dog was able to ignore all the other dogs around today which is awesome.
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: For his first session we took Billy into the classroom environment to see how he was in a new environment and around other dogs (greyhound in crate and a chihuahua x out for training). We had Billy do some loose lead and place to get used to the area and start teaching him a skill he can use to relax more around dogs. He was a bit hesitant with the bed but happily ate fritz to go onto the bed and wasn't fazed by the other dogs in the room. Halfway through the session he saw a husky outside walking and did react quite a bit to her so we had him practice place at a distance to her which helped him (he did watch her a lot but would take fritz and wouldn't bark or lunge at her). It will be important to provide Billy with a skill he can turn to when anxious or reactive to help give him a job to do.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: For his second session we started work on the middles skill to help give Billy a job to do around dogs. Billy followed the lure nicely into middles and sometimes didn't even want to follow it out again! This can be a great comfort skill for nervous dogs as they feel secure between your legs. We also took him down to the kennels to work around a few visible dogs - he was distracted by them but no reactivity towards them and was still able to take treats and do some of his middles skill.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his last session we walked around on the grass outside to work on his loose lead and conditioning with dogs at a distance in the carpark. Billy walked nicely for most of the session, he does sometimes pull ahead to sniff something but otherwise stayed nicely next to the trainer. He saw two different dogs at a distance and looked to them but didn't bark or lunge, he was able to be redirected back into the walk with fritz fairly easily.
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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