Cookie is just full of beans! She loves toys and had a blast with her training today! We would love to see her at our basic obedience class to help further develop 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: Recall
|Comment: First session Cookie started on some recall foundations. It’s important when teaching recall to be the most exciting thing to your dog. Then end goal of a recall is to have her finish in a sit infront of you once you call her. For this session our main focus was Cookie coming back to the trainer and focusing on them within the class environment that had other dogs and trainers nearby. Cookie was so excited she wasn’t super interested in treats but she did love to play with a material toy. We waited until she was distracted, called her name and then said “come” and was started moving backwards waving the toy and being really exciting. Cookie came running back to the trainer each time, keep this up at home and as she becomes more reliable you can begin adding the sit in at the end.
|Skill learnt: Sit
|Comment: Cookies second session we worked on her sit skill. This session she still wasn’t super keep on treats so we used play and praise as her rewards. Today we focused on building her duration and conditioning her to her release word “free”. It is good to have a different release words in a multi dog household so they can be released from skills separately. Cookie was able to sit and hold her duration for a few seconds while other dogs being trained nearby and then release her “free” and have a play and then repeat. Keep working on this at home conditioning her to her release word and gradually building duration.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For Cookies last session we started with her drops. We began luring under the leg trying with both a toy and treats, like the other sessions Cookie wasn’t very interested in her treats or following a lure. She was quite distracted by her surroundings this session. We finished up the session with some more recalls and paws up to help with her confidence. Keep working on her drop at home luring under the leg and slowly building duration.
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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