Boat did so well today, we worked on his obedience skills and had some fun with at trick!
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: Recall
|Comment: We practiced his recalls outside, there was plenty of distractions (gardeners, lawn mower, other trainers/staff and dogs). Boat was a little bit distracted by people but we made sure to grab his attention before calling him to us (“come”). We don’t want to say “come” if he isn’t even paying attention to us! He did really well, we were even able to have him finish in a sit position in front of us.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: This session was all about his drop skill, adding distraction and building duration! We were able to use just a hand gesture and say drop. Boat knew what we wanted and held position nicely. We started with small movements first and slowly built up to quicker and more challenging distractions. He did really well today, even working around other people and dog distractions. Start small and gradually build up, remember each time you change the environment - reduce your expectation, start small and build back up!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Lastly we worked on his rollover skill. He follows the lure really well so we will be able to start fading this out. To teach rollover at home, lure him into a drop, move the treat around behind his head, over his shoulder and he will follow it over (check out our Instagram/Facebook story for a more visual explanation). As he improves you can make the lure/hand gesture smaller and smaller and start to label it. We had a very fun idea - since his name is Boat you could name the skill “capsize.”
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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