Little miss Cookie really used that brain today, we made her usual skills a little more challenging!
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: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For this session we utilised a long line and worked on the grass area out the front. This area provided some gardener and car distractions. We practiced Cookie's drops while the trainer walked away, creating more distance with each repetition. We then called her into a middles position before releasing her. Each time we asked for middles we did it from different angles, leaving it up to her to choose the fastest route. She did really well but did break her a drop a couple times at the start of the session. She improved throughout!
|Skill learnt: Spin
|Comment: For this session we worked in the carpark around another dog and trainer duo. We practiced Cookies loose lead walking but with lots of spins added it. Each time we asked for the spin we kept moving, so she would fall back alongside us to continue walking. Cookie showed really good understanding of this so we also practiced some emergency drops every now and then to change it up. Cookie did like to take a couple steps before actually going into her drop so we only rewarded the quick attempts, slowing down a little bit to help her out as well.
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning
|Comment: We had some fun with her muzzle "send to" today. We started with the muzzle wedged between to boxes and sending her to it. We practiced quick repetitions to start with and then increased the duration as we progressed. Cookie is showing awesome understanding of this and will hold her nose in the muzzle (while carefully keeping an eye on you and making some funny noises). Keep making it more and more challenging for her, even adding some obstacles for her to go over or under before even reaching the muzzle!
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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