Bleu was great today! He worked with the male trainer and while starting off a bit hesitant he soon came out of his shell and the trainer feels like the made a really good connection today.
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 his first session the trainer just wanted to make sure he was comfortable with them since he had done minimal work with our male trainer (Sam). They took it slow with Bleu however they also didn’t let him get away with pulling on the lead turning him each time and walking the other way. Through patience and understanding and tasty fritz Bleu started to trust the trainer a lot more and by the end of the session was walking really nicely next to them, they did notice that other people would distract him a lot especially when walking and talking in a group but this is something we can work towards handling, for now we want to just work on the basics and making sure they are solid.||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked on his place skill and working around other dogs. For the start of the session the trainer made sure there was minimal distraction in the classroom so they could work Bleu up to having some distraction, it’s important we set the dog up for success like this and not expect too much without some help and guidance first. Once he was responding to the verbal command the trainer then had another trainer bring in a dog and do some work in the classroom. With the help of easing Bleu into this experience he was able to understand he had to ignore the other dog and if he did he would be rewarded! He did so well with this today keeping his focus on the trainer and the few times he did lock on to the other dog the trainer was easily able to redirect him back to focusing on them and going into place!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session today the trainer worked on Bleu’s drop skill. This is the weakest of his basic obedience skills having a specific problem around duration. To help with this the trainer worked on strengthening his release command of “break”. If he has a solid understanding of this we will be able to build his duration much easier. In order to help with this they would get Bleu into a drop and then would only allow her to release with the break word “break” and tossing a treat for him to chase after. After a while the trainer was able to phase out the thrown lure and he was getting up on his own accord to leave the position! This was a great session for Bleu picking up on the trainer quickly and really coming out of his shell for the male trainer.||Focus: Duration||C+|
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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