Freddie was awesome today! Not only was he able to progress his skills the trainer made some great progress on settling his crazy energy!
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: For his first session today since he had never worked with this specific trainer before the trainer wanted to build up his engagement especially since Freddie has so much excess energy they wanted to make sure the energy was being poured into his training. To start they took him to the classroom and played an engagement game with Freddie tossing treats away and then rewarding when he looked back at the trainer! From here once he engagement was achieved the trainer was able to do some loose lead walking with Freddie him really focused on the training for the day! Initially he was pulling a bit due to his high energy
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his second session the trainer thought it best in order to help settle Freddie when he gets a bit much to work on his drop skill! This is a great skill to use when he gets just a little bit too much! Today the trainer realised he knew the basics so was able to really work on his duration kept in place! In order to do this they got him into a drop position and would start to move away, if he got up he was reset and if he stayed still he was rewarded! To help with the training the trainer also used his release command to reward him and rewarded him out of position, this teaches him that he must wait for his release command before leaving the drop position therefore increasing his duration!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For his last session today since he has been doing so well the trainer wanted to end the day on some fun but also burn some of his excess energy in the hopes it tires him out for the rest of the afternoon in the pet resort! Since he had so much energy the trainer wanted to channel this into a new skill but also realised that he does love to jump, while he don’t want him jumping on us we can redirect this behaviour on to something else and work it into a trick he does on command which gives him a release for this behaviour! The trainer started doing some “wall run”, this is when he will jump up and do a small run against the wall before jumping off again! To start as you can see in his social video on our Instagram the trainer is using their body as a barrier and luring him up and against a board which is angled against the wall. The idea is that the board starts at an easy angle for him to run across like the one used today, but as he gets better the board gets closer and closer to being upright! He did so well with this today really directing all his energy into the session and making some really impressive progress! The trainer had an amazing day with Freddie today and can’t wait for his next training to smash out some more 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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