Frankie had some fun working on building some confidence in our classroom with her trainer. She took treats on and off throughout the day, showing that she was getting more comfortable interacting with her trainer as the day went on.
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: Frankie worked on their place skill today to start, working on building some confidence. We focused on trying to get Frankie engaged, giving them a job to do to help get her thinking about the skill rather than what she was nervous about. Frankie jumped on and off the bed consistently today, being helped with a bit of lead guidance. Frankie took treats on and off throughout the lesson, although there were periods they were too distracted to care about the food. As the lesson went on, Frankie spent more time on the bed; still not fully interacting with the trainer but more focused on the skill than when we started.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Frankie continued with their loose lead. We walked between two spots in the room, getting Frankie to follow the trainer. Frankie kept trying to pull towards the door, hitting the end of the lead quite a bit. We practiced going between the two spots over and over, which after a bit of repetition, helped Frankie to start following where the trainer was going. She didn't really take treats this lesson, having one every now and then but spending the majority of the time not interested. After some practice, Frankie started to look where the trainer was going rather than keeping their eyes on the door.
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)
|Comment: Frankie went to the confidence course, with the goal of getting her to do a few laps. Once in the course, Frankie took off straight away, going around at her own pace. As she conquered one obstacle, it would take her less time to do the next. After a bit of repetition, Frankie started to zoom around the course, still taking a little bit of time in between each obstacle but quickly completing each one as she got the courage to take it on. By the end of the lesson, Frankie managed a lap without stopping.
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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