Freddie had some fun today working on his skills outside in the shade while it was still cool outside. Freddie was a bit cheeky throughout moments of his training although once he got started with the skills, he was solid in each lesson.
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: Place Training||Comment: We took Freddie outside to work on this skill while it was skill cool outside. We went over to a grassy area to add in some distraction for Freddie as there were heaps of smells in the grass. Freddie took a few repetitions to get in the swing of things, not wanting to go on the bed as well as stepping off before his release a couple of times. As we continued working, Freddie quickly learnt that the boundaries of his skills applied to us as well and started listening to his trainer quickly hopping on and off place. Once he was consistently hopping on the bed, we worked on his distance, putting him on a long line and sending him to the bed from further and further away. Freddie still momentarily stepped off early every now and then but would quickly hop back on and continue the skill||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: We introduced Freddie to his middles skill. The middles skill is where we get Freddie to make his way through our legs from the front, before turning around and going into a sit between our legs. We start by throwing a treat between our legs, before using another treat to lure him back to in between the trainer's legs. We then release him and start again. Freddie picked this up quickly, happily running through our legs to get the treat before making his way back to his trainer's legs. We then looked at introducing the next step to Freddie, using a treat in our hand to lure him through our legs and back around into position. It took a bit of repetition, but Freddie started to pick this up as we got towards the end of the lesson.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Freddie went outside to work on this skill in the parking lot. We put Freddie on a long line, and let him get distracted before calling him back. We used a bit of movement backwards to encourage him to follow to reinforce his recall. Freddie came back a majority of the time, although having moments he lost his engagement and pulled towards the end of the lead as he wanted to investigate smells. As we put in more repetition, his recall got stronger, coming back to his trainer quicker each time.||Focus: Obedience||B|
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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