Clarrie did well today with his training. He was a bit slow to start today, not really engaging with his training but after a little bit of work he switched on and had a bunch of fun.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Clarrie worked on his loose lead walking outside in the training car park, using a dog in the paddock nearby as a distraction. We spent the first part of the lesson getting Clarrie's engagement on us, as he was quite distracted and not taking any treats. We managed to get his focus on the task as well as eating the treats we gave him. Clarrie hit the end of the lead a bit at this point, as he was conscious of keeping up with his trainer but would lose attention as we tried to work around. After some practice, Clarrie started to stay by our side, not paying any attention to the dog nearby as we walked together.
|Skill learnt: Desensitisation
|Comment: We went over a bit of touch desensitization with Clarrie, practicing some vet handling and paw desensitization. At first, he would pull away from us when we touched his paws/ears/etc., but we focused on rewarding him for staying relaxed, giving him treats each time we touched him. Clarrie quickly started to stop pulling away and just sat there as we touched him, still showing some discomfort but much more willing than when we started. By the end of the lesson, Clarrie was fine with us holding onto his paws as well as trying other vet holds.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: We finished outside with a bit of Clarrie's place skill. We focused less on obedience and more on having some fun with him. We did this by maintaining the boundaries of the skill, although doing some quick repetitions to get him hopping on and off. We paired this with some high-energy movement, getting some distance before releasing him and having him sprint to us. The combination of sprinting back and forth as well as jumping on and off the bed gave Clarrie an outlet to burn some mental energy, which helped him relax and start using fun as well as reinforcing his place skill. By the end of the lesson, Clarrie was having a great time, taking treats and flying on and off the bed.
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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