Miss Callie did awesome today! While she reacted during 1 session, she was so engaged and focused for the rest of the day!
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: Callie began her day practicing her ‘loose lead’ walking, the trainer took her in the cattery, the classroom and outside on the concrete. Initially Callie was excitable coming out of the kennel, but once she was in the cattery her engagement and focus was awesome. Since she was doing so well, the trainer took her into the classroom and tested her engagement walking past dogs in crates and again, she did amazing!! She displayed no reactivity and only had eyes for the trainer!! She then made her way outside and proved her focus is good anywhere! Keep pushing her distractions at home! She listens really well to her non-reward marker “ah ah”, so definitely use it when needed! We would love for Callie to have this engagement right from the kennels, rather than a couple minutes warm up, so let’s push her!! Great job, Callie!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up, Callie worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on doggo distractions to get her prepared for some group classes. Callie did really well in the classroom and had beautiful engagement on the trainer with another dog out on place, and when being asked to drop right in front of crates with dogs inside, which is awesome! As these dogs were stationary and calm, the trainer decided to test her with some more energetic pooches in the kennel runs. Callie displayed some reactivity as she was barked at by other dogs, so instead of pushing her into that situation, the trainer kept her critical distance and plopped her in a drop and Callie did really well remaining there, even while the other dogs still yapped! Yay!! The trainer slowly inched closer to the gate separating them from the kennel runs, but again Callie reacted a little if barked at, but once in the drop position for a few moments while getting treats, she calmed down significantly. Keep up the awesome work with her and remember to take it slow and she will get there. So proud!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: To finish off, Callie worked on her ‘drop’ skill again, this time focusing on fading the lure in the classroom with minimal distractions. She did really well! The trainer was able to bring the lure to about mid thigh, which is awesome since the trainer began having to lure down to their shin! Keep practicing this skill at home, Callie can sometimes be a little slow but she does get there! She is also starting to drop in front of the trainer, so if you want to keep her on the side make sure you are luring that way. If you need any help, just let us know!! Such good work today, Callie!!||Focus: Repetition||B|
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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