Bleu had a great day working on his skills! He is such a happy boy!
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: First session Bleu worked on his drops! Today we worked in the classroom around other dogs to continue conditioning neutrality around other dogs. Bleu still needs a slight hand signal to help get into the drop but is showing good understanding of the verbal cue. Today he was able to hold his duration while his trainer moved around him, stepped over him and began to walk away. He can be quick to pop up at times before his release word break, when he does this we tell him uh uh and guide him back into position. Keep working on his duration at home.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: Bleus second session we started working on middles. This skill is a bit of fun but also a great safety position and fantastic to help nervous feel more secure when out and about/people approaching and good to help with practising vet holds etc. To teach this we lure him to move between the trainers legs and into a sit, we then mark yes and then say break to release him. As he is still learning we are using the verbal cue middles while luring him and once he is showing more reliability we can fade out the lure and begin building duration.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Final session Bleu worked on his place skill. Today we focused on his duration around distractions and increasing distance. To start with we had Bleu tethered on place while the trainer moved around the classroom, he was a bit cheeky to start with and kept breaking early to follow the trainer but we were able to redirect him back to place by saying uh uh. We then added more distractions by bouncing balls/throwing toys around and scattering treats. Good distractions were quite tempting initially but he progressed well over the session. Keep working on his duration in different environments.
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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