Freddie worked hard today for all his treats. With a smile on his face he had some fun while working on his basic obedience. We did some work on his impulse control to help teach him how to settle himself in between all the excitement.
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: Freddie was very excited to see his trainer this morning. We spent some time working on his impulse control as we made our way down to the classroom. We worked on his manners by making him wait for us to release him before he was allowed through each doorway. Freddie tried to barge his way out a lot, but after a bit of practice, he started to wait for his trainer a little longer each time. Once in the classroom, Freddie played a game of red light, green light to continue working on his impulse control. This is done by playing a game with a toy to get him super worked up, before putting him on place and getting him to settle himself down. Once he's calm, we release him and start all over again. This teaches him how to settle himself down and be able to control himself. Freddie did well once in the classroom, happily waiting for his release word most of the lesson.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Freddie started working on his drop skill again this lesson. We looked at phasing out having to lure him down into the skill with a treat, getting him to start going down with the hand signal instead. It took a bit of repetition, but Freddie started to consistently go down without us having to have a treat in our hands. We then focused on his duration in the skill, getting him to wait for us to release him before he could get up. Freddie got up early a few times, but stayed down in the skill until his release at least half of the time, showing a lot of intelligence at this early stage of the skill.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: We introduced Freddie to his loose lead today, working on engagement. We do this by picking two spots in the room, walking between them. When Freddie walks ahead, we turn around and walk the other direction. Once Freddie makes his way back to our side, we mark 'yes' to let him know this is the behaviour we'd like to see from him and give him a treat. We repeat this over and over, teaching Freddie that he doesn't get to where he wants to go unless he stays by our side. Freddie was all over the place at the beginning of the lesson, showing little engagement and pulling a lot. With some practice, Freddie eventually started to give us his focus. Freddie began to walk by our side, spending more time without pulling as the lesson went on.
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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