Diesel did great today, he was super engaged and smashed all his 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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his first session today Diesel worked on his loose lead and drops around cat and dog distractions. For dog distractions we utilised when Jess was loading dogs into the van. We walked up and down the carpark while she walked past with different dogs. We also circled the van so he could see the dogs in there. From here we moved to the cattery to test him with cat, rabbit and bird distractions. Diesel smashed his training in here as well, he seemed a little interested in one cat for a second but it was easy to redirect his focus back to the trainer. We even practiced his drops with the trainer going out of sight (check out our Insta story). Diesel did really well with these skills today, keep pushing him!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Play||Comment: For this session Diesel worked on his give command. For this we used the tug toy, we would play a game of tug with him and then clearly say “give” and move the toy up to our chest to stop the game. Diesel really struggled to let go of the toy so we had another trainer help us out with a water spray bottle. If he didn’t let go they would give him a small spray of water which worked immediately. As soon as he let go we went back into the game to reward him. We repeated this over and over, by the end of the session he was doing so well. He would still have a few moments where he struggled to let go but overall he improved heaps!||Focus: Manners||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Diesels last session today we worked on some place training with vacuum and mop distractions. Unfortunately we don’t have a functioning vacuum cleaner but it still makes a noise. While diesel was on place we had the vacuum running and also mopped around him, he did so well with this and didn’t seem bothered about it. If he is struggling with this at home you can start with the vacuum just in the environment (off and not moving). Do some place training near it, eventually you can move it (while off) and building up to turning it on. It’s important to work in small steps when conditioning/desensitising them to objects. Start with just movement, once they’re ok with that stop moving it and turn it on (at a decent distance). Slowly decrease distance with it on, once that’s good you can turn it on and move it around, starting at a large distance and decreasing over time. If you’re having any problems with this let us know!||Focus: Conditioning||A|
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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