Duke is learning his obedience skills quickly and we were able to use all of them outside 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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Duke was very excitable to be out training! To help burn off the excess energy we started off with some loose lead with a focus on engagement and manners. It took Duke about 5 minutes to start settling down into the loose lead and we were able to work in a low distraction area outside to help keep him on track. He did show some good check ins during the walk and responded well when the trainer was turning. He did get easily distracted if he thought there was food on the ground and was a bit snatchy when taking food from the hand so these are manners to keep working on with him. Otherwise he did a good job!
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his second session we started on an introduction to the place skill. This is a great skill to help set good boundaries and help dogs learn to settle. Initially he didn't want to step on the bed but after some luring with food he was able to put 2 feet, then 4 feet onto the bed. Once comfortable with moving on and off the bed we started building duration (having him stay on the bed until released with "break"). He improved quickly with this though was very whiny when another dog passed by (but was able to stay on the bed). This is a great skill to continue on with for Duke as it has many benefits in the home environment!
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his last session we worked on the drop skill outside. Duke was very good at going into the skill but did tend to pop back up when he wanted so we started work on building duration and having him hold it while the trainer walked around him. He did well with this but does get up as soon as the trainer adds any energy to their movements so this is a good level to keep working on with him.
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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