"Giffy"

                   

2020-12-18

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: Giffys first session we trained “place”, when we train place we set up a bed and lure there noses to “place” if they don’t know it. At the start we would lure her nose on to “place” but towards the end she got the hang of it. Giffy is a smart girl but she just try’s to push your buttons she knows what she’s doing and it might have work in the past, but we need to show her who is boss because if we do she will Come along way. Next time in her session I would like to see her listen to the word and knows what it means, if not we will just simply lure her nose to the bed until she does. Training this at home will help her settle if you have guests over. It’s simple get a bed or a Matt and first start to lure her nose with food, if she try’s to get of pull her back on “place” wait 3 seconds then reward her with food, so she will learn what’s right and what’s not. Focus: Repetition C-
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In giffys second session we trained lose lead, because she does pull you, you just need to be firm with her. Lose lead is a great way to train a dog to stop pulling and to get there attention on you, in this session if she did pull we would pull her back and walk the other way would keep doing that until she stoped pulling. If she looks up at you then reward her with food or pats as that’s exactly what we want from her. Giffy was abit distracted at the start but as the session progressed she behaved well and didn’t keep pulling. In her next session I would like to see if she would get her attention on the train from the start and if so she has come a long way already. Training this at home is a must if you want her to stop pulling you, as I said all you have to do is walk up and down until she stops pulling then if she looks at you reward her. First I would train her at home then as she progresses train her with abit of distractions but first just do this at home. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: In Giffys last session we trained “crate training” because I couldn’t get her in the crate what so ever, also having a dog crate is a good way to relax your dog while having people over. Giffy did not like the crate at all to start with so we slowly walked her to the crate and would drop food near the crate for her to grab it, once she did that we would slowly work our way into the crate. She did stick her head in the crate for a drink so I think she’s just being fussy, so that’s when you need to be firm on her, showing her that the crate is a safe place. Next time in giffy session I would love to see if she could go in the crate, this might take some patience and might take awhile but once we have taught her that it’s a safe place she will love going into the crate. Training this at home may be hard as not a lot of people have a crate, but if you do that’s perfect, all to do is just slowly lure her nose as close as you can to the crate each time getting closer and closer then if she puts her head in the crate then keep rewarding her to see how long she will stay in the crate for. Focus: Repetition D+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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