Clarrie had some fun going over some revision on his basic obedience skills. Clarrie did well with his skills today, having some moments he decided to ignore the trainer and do his own thing but spending most of his time doing as his trainer asked.
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: Place Training
|Comment: Clarrie practiced his place skill in the shade of the parking lot, working by the fence to a nearby paddock with a dog in it. Clarrie happily went on place but stepped off early a bit. We did a revision session to remind him of the boundaries of the skill. After a quick reminder, Clarrie was consistently staying on the bed, although having the opposite attitude and refusing to come off the bed a couple of times. As we kept putting in repetition, Clarrie became more reliable, going on and off as asked. Clarrie was interested in the dog running around the paddock nearby, although he engaged in the skill more often than not, just watching the other dog every now and then.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Clarrie worked on his loose lead in the classroom, focusing on his engagement with the trainer. Clarrie walked by the trainer's side well, keeping in position next to him, although showing very little attention to him at all. This led to Clarrie bumping into our legs quite a bit as we were doing turns. We made sure to only pay him a treat when he was looking at us. We played an engagement game to get his focus back onto us before continuing our walking. Clarrie's eye contact wavered, having periods where he would pay attention to us, although also having periods where he would completely ignore us.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Clarrie ended with a fun lesson, doing some touch to get his brain going as well and to stay in the cool of the classroom. We used a wooden spoon, getting Clarrie to touch it with his nose. Clarrie started a bit slow but picked up steam quickly as he booped the spoon. We moved the spoon around, getting Clarrie to move around the room to touch the spoon. Clarrie happily jogged around the room, touching the spoon over and over for his treats.
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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