Mr Dusty did well today, we challenged him around some dog distractions.
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: Sit
|Comment: This session we worked around some high energy dog distractions. We switched between his sit and drop, really focusing on holding his engagement. If he did look towards the other dogs we simply marked “yes” and rewarded once looking back at us. This helps change his mindset from ‘dogs are bad’ to ‘I get treats when I look at dogs, they’re not so bad.’ He did well, only having a couple moments where he fixated and barked - we were able to redirect his focus back to us easily by creating some distance and resetting.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: This session was all about loose lead around dog distractions. We worked nearby to the paddock where dogs were enjoying a run around, this high energy was a great level for Dusty. We were able to create distance and slowly make our way closer. We practiced a mixture of loose lead, drop and free choice (letting him decide what to do and rewarding good decisions - always watching his fixation and arousal levels).
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: For his last session today we decided to have some fun with “middles.” He we worked on luring him into position - sitting between trainers legs looking up. He did well but would sometimes keep walking through so he could turn around to face the trainer. Through repetition we were able to reinforce the right position and just try again if he didn’t quite get it right. This is a great control skill and is a good one to have in your training tool box!
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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