"Cookie"

                   

2021-01-07

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: Due to cookie's excitement with the trainers to be back they had a quick reunion before focusing on loose lead. She was eager to get to the classroom so initially pulled and was doing donuts around the trainer. After putting her in a drop she relaxed and her pulling decreased. Despite the pulling she had AMAZING engagement when settled! Well done Cookie! Great recovery! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: The trainer returned to place on different objects with duration. Another dog in training was also performing the same skill so the trainer rotated them with the different spots. Cookie struggled with this as it required duration on the new objects which hasn't been worked on with DS. Having the other dog was also a big distraction as she was sniffing the places he had previously been on when sent to them and this caused her to lose focus and break. Overall it was a great effort! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For cookies last session we worked on a trick skill called handstand. This skill is very advanced so will take cookie some time but the trainers are excited to work on it with her. To begin with the trainer lures cookie backwards onto a step and marks when her back 2 feet go up. It took cookie a while to understand that she needed to walk backwards but started to gain a better understanding by the end of the session. Once she has mastered this you increase the height of the step behind her and eventually she will start balancing on her front paws. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Between sessions Cookie was encouraged to relax and socialise on place. The trainer had her on different objects to improve her duration on them Focus: Duration B

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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