Cookie was so excitable for her first day of Dayschool! She did well getting to know the trainers and starting on her skills.
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: Sit
|Comment: For her first session we just worked on getting Cookie settled in the classroom and starting to work on her sit skill. She was very excitable and distracted to start off with and wanted to run up to everyone so we worked on her engagement and taking treats. Once more settled we worked on luring her into her sits - she followed the lure well but would bounce right out of her sit. Work on this skill at home with a focus on increasing her duration until released with "break".
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For her second session we worked on the drop skill. This can be a bit tricky for pugs to start from a stand or sit so we worked on the under the leg method (luring her beneath the trainer's leg - to get the treat she has to go into a drop to reach under). Cookie did really well following the lure - keep working on this and we should be able to transition her to doing it from a stand after some practice!
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)
|Comment: For her last session we worked on some fun and confidence building with some paws up on a pod. Cookie was a little scared of it at first but overcame her fears quickly and was able to be lured onto it repeatedly. She started off with just one paw but was able to get a couple of reps of 2 paws which is great progress for her first time. Trick skills are a great way to build confidence and help her have fun in training.
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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