What a little superstar! She did so well for her first day, working around dogs and people!
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: Place Training
|Comment: Crystal did so well for her first session, focusing on her “place.” We did this in the classroom, practicing lots of repetitions on and off the raised bed. There were two other dogs present (in crates) during the session, birds chirping and some cats visible in the next room. She showed good engagement, only looking at the other dogs occasionally - however her focus was easily redirected back to us. Keep working on this skill, she is doing great. Moving around her while she holds place is a great way to test her impulse control.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: This session was all about her drop and some exposure around the cattery. Crystal settled well in the crate between sessions, just watching staff and dogs move around - she only barked at a dog once, we made sure to use our “uh uh” marker when this happened. We practiced duration in her drop while the trainer moved around her, also working in close proximity to other dogs in crates. Crystal showed awesome understanding of her drop and release word “ok.” Well done! We finished off the session with a couple laps around the cattery, letting her explore a new environment and rewarding her for making good decisions!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: This session focused on building engagement and leash manners. We started in the classroom for some dog distractions then finished outside. She was a bit distracted outside but responded well to the trainer and would check in frequently. Keep working on her leash manners and building that focus, the more engaged she is with you the less she will focus on her surroundings.
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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