Callie did so well today! Although she was not interested in taking treats, she had great engagement and focus on the trainer!
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 in the classroom, while having another dog on place. Callie was a little too excited and disengaged at first, but after a couple minutes of walking around, her engagement built up nicely and focused on the trainer, rather than the other dog in the room, which is fantastic! Towards the end of the session, another dog reactive dog entered. Callie reacted if she was barked at, but she was able to listen relatively well and go into a drop with a lure. Callie was put in a drop to redirect her unwanted behaviour of barking, and it is also a controlled position. The trainer reward her very frequently and Callie was able to calm down after a few moments. Keep up the awesome work with her loose lead though! Slowly increase the distractions, if needed, use a treat lure to get her into the rhythm of it!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up, Callie attempted to work on her ‘paws up’ skill, but she was not taking treats at this time so the trainer instead practiced her drop with duration and added distractions. Callie did really well! She remained in a drop while the trainer played ring toss and ran around, walking over her, etc. Callie was happily taking treats by the end of the session, which is awesome! If she were to break, the trainer used her non-reward marker “ah ah”, and she would return to her drop. Keep pushing her at home and find some quirky distractions to really test her. Great work, Callie!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: To finish off, Callie did some more ‘loose lead’ walking in the cattery for some different distractions. She again was not taking many treats during this session, but she remained to have almost her full focus on the trainer. Instead of treat rewarding, the trainer gave pets instead to still let her know she is doing the right thing. When walking back to the kennels, Callie reacted towards our gardeners, so the trainer popped her in a drop and did some conditioning to him with her. Callie still was not a fan of him, but was reacting less. Keep up the awesome work with her at home, and as she does not seem to be in love with kibble, use a higher value reward with her!||Focus: Distraction||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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