Dusty like his brother was awesome today!! He had the same brand new trainer but just like Freddie this didn’t slow him down at all but rather motivated him even more!
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: Place Training
|Comment: For his first session the trainer noticed he had so much energy so they descended to pour that energy into some place training! He did so well with this even though he had also not worked with this trainer before! The trainer realised quickly that like his brother Dusty had a good handle on his place skill so to test him they worked on sending him to multiple places in quick succession from each other with minimal treats involved! You can see this on our social media pages! The trainer was sending Dusty not only between 2 place beds but also the couch chair as well! He smashed this first session really showing how quickly he picks up on the training but also just how much he loves training as a whole, dogs who love to train are not only easier to train but they pick things up much quicker as well!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: To continue the good vibes the trainer then decided to work on a bit of Dusty’s loose lead walking! Like his place skill he already had a solid foundation for this skill so it wasn’t difficult to really push this skill today and make some progress! He was taken outside today as inside would have been way to easy for him. He had a few other dogs as distractions today that were on the front paddock while he was on his walk however he was easily redirected back to the trainer once he did notice the other dogs and get a little focused on them. The trainer was very impressed with this session so the last 3-4 minutes the trainer took him back to the classroom and did a let play with him the form of catch!
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Since he has been doing so well today the trainer wanted to end on some fun and so did some touch targeting and high five trick training! Doing fun trick training is a great way to finish off a days training on a big positive note, this in turn makes it more likely Dusty will remember the fun he had and jump back into training again next time! Ti start they did some touch targeting with Dusty trying to get him to hit a bell and ring it! He was doing well until another dog came into the classroom with some hyper energy and distracted him, so to make sure they ended on a success the trainer switched it up to a better known skill to Dusty which is high five and they were able to finish the day out with him focusing and giving some solid high fives!
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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