Elton was a legend today! He worked with a new trainer he had never met before but none of this slowed him down one bit! The trainer was able to channel his high energy straight into his skills and he had an amazing day!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his first session today the trainer did some loose lead walking with Elton. Since he has been coming for a little while now the trainer wanted to start really proofing him to different situations that you may find out on a walk with him. This entailed bringing him into the classroom where there was multiple obstacles and distractions. The objective of loose lead walking is to have your dog as close to you on a walk as possible so one of the many ways we can accomplish this is by making being close to us fun and interesting for the dog. To help with this the trainer would make fun weird movement s and sounds while doing this exercise including spins, speed ups, hoots and whistles along with many more. Every time Elton was confronted with this energy he loved it, picking up the pace to keep up with the trainer at which point he was rewarded! So not only is he getting the good reward to further increase the behaviour of sticking with us we are making it way more fun which in turn will make it more enjoyable and more likely that Elton will want to stay close to us especially without the promise of a food reward.||Focus: Obedience||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today the trainer did some place training with him. Like with his loose lead the trainer really wanted to test him today with his place skill. So they locked the doors of the classroom and let go of the lead today giving Elton more autonomy about his decision making. The trainer also did some more loose lead walking but without obviously taking the lead in their hand. The objective was to walk around excitedly (since we know Elton loves this) and have him walking nicely next to us in step. The trainer would then ask him to go to place. Since it was in a way more high energy and distracting environment the trainer did expect him to do this at a large distance so they made sure the first time they asked for “place” was nice and close to the place bed to make it easier for him, the distance was then increased slowly as was the energy level of the trainer. He was amazing during this session today really showing off that while he does get excited and happy he can control this when needed and instead of decreasing that happy behaviour the trainer want to solidify the idea of pouring it into the training itself, if he is bouncy and jumpy this is fine, just set clear boundaries of when this is okay and when it’s not. An example of this might be it’s okay to jump with excitement on a walk however the second he jumps on someone this is not allowed, we must be consistent and stern with our boundaries not wavering as this can confuse the dog during their learning periods.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Since he has been such a good not all day the trainer wanted to end on something fun and so did some roll over with Elton! Now he is very new to this skill so the trainer just took him through the basics but even then he still did great really impressing them! The idea of this session was to just get him onto his side where it’s easier to then lure him up and over for the roll over. The trainer would just lure him into the side positions before rewarding him with praise and with food rewards. Once he was solid with this they started to lure him back towards his rear end and then up and over in a rolling motion! While just starting right at the end of the session he actually did a roll over following the lure! The trainer ended it here on this big success making sure ti make a big deal about it so this success stays in his memory as the last thing he did with this skill, this will hopefully make this skill quicker to train next time.||Focus: Foundation||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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