Dolly was a little unsure of the new trainer she had not worked with before today, however it didn’t slow her down or take her long to open up to the trainer and start doing her work!
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 her first session today the trainer took her out for some loose lead walking. Due to her size Dolly seems to have learnt to pull a bit and use her weight to get to where she wants so the trainer wanted to work on some lead pressure today and getting dolly to follow it. The basic idea of this training is that every time Dolly makes the lead tight the trainer is going to stop in their tracks and dig in, they do not add pressure but also don’t allow her to pull, this gives Dolly two options, stay at the end of the lead and not go anywhere or return to the trainer making the lead slack at which time the trainer would continue walking and getting closer to where Dolly wanted to go, consistency is key in this training as she must learn that a tight lead means we are staying still but a loose one means she gets to go where she is headed. By the end of the session the trainer was able to get her walking nicely next to them but she needs a bit more work on this skill.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her next session today the trainer attempted to continue her drop training. However since she was still being lured by a reward but wasn’t taking any treats this session this was a bit of a challenge. She seemed very distracted and wasn’t taking treats however she was still following the lead pressure well and was getting into a sit easy peasy. The trainer attempted to gain her attention with some engagement games, one of the ones worked with her that seemed to get her interested in the trainer was the “got you” game, this is when she is is looking the other way and the trainer touches her rear end while saying “got you” and moving backwards enticing her ti follow and get interested in the trainer. This helped with her engagement a lot but she still wasn’t following lures down so the trainer worked a little more on her loose lead and sitting to finish off the session.||Focus: Conditioning||D|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her final session today Dolly was nice and tired so the trainer worked on her place skill inside the classroom. It was during this session that Dolly really truly opened up to the trainer and started to take food rewards from them. Because of this the trainer was able to make some real progress on this skill. The trainer was able to start introducing the verbal command of “place” today for Dolly and sending her to the place bed as well as increase the duration she stayed there. Lining up sessions when organising training for the day is not only important but can be useful like today, the trainer knew due to her size and the heat they her last session would be the least active so they did place training last in order to set her up for success since she was so tired staying on the bed was much easier and more enticing! The trainer was really happy with this turn around and is confident that next time they train her it will be much quicker to engage her and start the work.||Focus: Repetition||B|
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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