Ellie was fantastic today, she worked with a new trainer she had never done any work with before (male) and really impressed him with her skills!
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: he trainer worked Ellie in the car park for her first session today and worked on her loose lead walking. Coming out do the resort accommodation she was very energetic today so the trainer needed to spend 5 minutes just gaining her engagement and focusing her on doing some training before taking her out, if a dog is too high energy and over threshold it can be difficult for them to do training. Once she was at a good level the trainer took her to the car park where another dog was also walking around, with the help of her “uh-uh” marker and the turn method the trainer was able to get Ellie to walk nicely next to them and focusing more on the trainer than on the other dog, engagement is key for loose lead walking, if we can make ourselves the most interesting, cool thing while out walking the dog is more likely to pay attention to you and not the other dogs out walking.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For this session today the trainer worked Ellie inside the classroom around another dog for the entire session, working Ellie around other dogs and making her realise that training and doing the work is more rewarding and exciting will help Ellie not be as hyper focused on other dogs as she gets. They also worked on her duration and distance for this skill as she does know the foundation and basics of this skill but she needs more work on increasing her criteria. Distance is how far we can step away from Ellie and she stays on place and how far we can send her to place, at the moment it’s relatively close to the bed but after focusing up for the first session the trainer was able to put in some good work and make some good progress on this skill today
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For her last session today the trainer worked on her drop skill with a focus on moving between sit and drop. Not only does this solidify both skills but it also test’s Ellie to see if she actually knows the skills from their verbal commands or if she follows hand gestures more. The trainer found that going from sit to drop was easy for Ellie and she didn’t have an issue with this however going from drop to sit was more complicated so this was focused on today. The trainer just repeated luring Ellie up into a sit while she was in a drop and then started to phase out the lure and increase the speed at which she was doing the skill, as you can see from her social video today she did amazing with this and was really quick on progress on this skill today really impressing the trainer by working up to being able to go up and down from drop to sit and back again with ease! Ellie had a great day today and the trainer is very happy with her progress, while she did amazing she still needs to have these skills pushed to proof it in more distracting environments and around more distracting things to really solidify the criteria of these skills.
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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