"Cookie"

2021-05-06

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For her first session we revisited Cookie's basics of loose lead and drop. Cookie was quite naughty leaving the kennel pen and was constantly pulling towards the door. With being corrected almost every step she did start to slow down but another session with her moving around the kennels with loose lead would be quite beneficial as she becomes so excitable to start training. In the classroom we worked on her drops around other dogs. While she would go into her drop she was quite slow so we started looking to tighten this up by giving her a shorter window to comply before going into drop. We also tested her drops with movement - she actually broke a few times with the trainer dancing over her so we worked on that until she started staying in the drop. Next time we'd like to continue tightening her skills as she does have room for improvement. At home keep going over her basics in distracting environments to help strengthen the skills. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her second session we continued on Cookie's orbit skill. She loves this skill so much - her tail is always wagging when we work on it! As Cookie does well without food lures now we worked in her starting to do it with lesser/more raised hand signals as well as using the cue of "orbit". Cookie did so well with this - at the start she needed to be started with a hand near her nose but was able to follow a high hand signal the rest of the orbit. As we practiced she improved and could use a high hand signal throughout the move. By the end we were able to use a few hand signals during the orbit just to keep her on track which went really well! At one point she even did 3/4 of an orbit all by herself without a hand guide! Next time we'd like to see her continue to use minimised hand signals - use the cue often at home to help her reduce her reliance on signals. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session we worked on Cookie's loose lead skill as she was doing fine with her door manners. We walked on the grass, in the carpark and in the kennels. Cookie did quite well but she did have her nose to the ground a lot over the grass. She still pulled occasionally but not as bad as she did at the start of the day. Going through some of the doors of the kennels she was really good at sitting or dropping and not moving through until released. Next time we'd like to do a loose lead session in the kennels right away to help her with her initial pulling. At home continue working on loose lead and door manners to help her improve. Focus: Distraction B

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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 DoneĀ (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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