Cookie was a bit cheeky to start off with today but settled down once we go into the training. We did a mix of both obedience and trick training to work her brain hard today!
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: Cookie was a very cheeky girl to start off with today! She came out of the kennels pulling on the lead and not dropping right away when asked so we went over some basic obedience skills for her first session to get her manners back up to standard. This included working on loose lead and mixing it up with drops, recalls, spins (both ways) and middles to improve her focus. This did seem to help her and she started engaging better and follow the trainer's cues (though did have her usual sassy moments!).
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For her second session we worked both her body and brain by doing back up using our cattery stairs. This was challenging for Cookie but she did really well just taking it slow and following the lure back up each stair and was able to go the whole way up backwards twice! By the end she wasn't as reliant on the lure but did still need it to help move her back. She also sat a few times with just her back end but a quick reset helped her get moving again.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For her last session we worked on chorus line kicks. Not sure if Cookie has done any work on this with you yet but she seemed early stages with it today. The focus for today was the foundations - getting her in middles and then getting her to lift alternate paws with "shake" and "paw". Cookie did get a bit frustrated with this skill and did keep trying to use her mouth whenever the trainer lowered their hand for the shake/paw. She did get a few and we were able to start chaining a few amongst her trying to use her mouth or barking for treats. This can be a fun one to keep up with if she doesn't know it yet!
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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