Dotti did great today! Full of beans so we had to channel that energy into thinking today!
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: Place Training||Comment: For Dotti’s first session today we pushed her place skill with some very tempting toys, tennis balls. We were able to walk around the room bouncing the tennis balls while she stayed on place. Although she was a little bit vocal towards the trainer, we ignored that behavior and eventually the barking did lessen but not 100%. The trainer was able to walk the full length of the classroom bouncing the ball and she stayed put. To make this a little harder for him we decided to tip the bucket of tennis balls near her bed, she got very excited by this but still stayed on place! She did so well with this that we decided to release her and let her play with all the tennis balls as a reward! To push this skill further it could be practiced outside, however reducing distractions produced by the handler as outside can be very distracting on its own.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The second session for Dotti today focused on her drop skill, particularly distance and distraction. Since she has very good word association for this skill we were able to get her into position, reward and then walk away from her a little bit. She stayed put the most part however if the trainer went just a little too far she would break position to be next to the trainer. To work on distance it can be increased slowly to make sure she has a proper understanding of the task. Testing her drops with distractions was a no brainer for Dotti. We were able to bounce tennis balls and walk circles around her without her standing up. To work on this further her drops could be practiced outside in different environments.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Dotti’s last session today we had her working on her loose lead skill. We focused more on getting her in the heel position on the trainers left hand side instead of running in front of the trainer. She was super excited so we needed her to channel all that energy into thinking, by the end of the session she was doing a little bit better but it still needs some practice. She tends to jump up for the treat so to combat this the trainer held the treat in-between their fingers so she could only get it when she was walking calmly. This was all practiced inside as she was too wound up to get any focus from her outside the classroom.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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