Goose had a great day! After some initial hesitations she warmed right up to her trainer, had some kisses and worked super hard on her skills! Such a sweet girl!
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: First session Goose worked on her place skill. She was a bit reserved and hesitant in the class environment initially and distracted by the other dogs being trained nearby so we focused on her duration and settling. As she began to settle and engage more we did some quick repetitions of place, releasing her (break) then sending back to place, we found this quick repetitions with some play in between helped her open up more and come out of her shell. Keep working on her duration around low level distractions at home.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Gooses second session we worked on her drop skill. She has a good understanding of this and follows the verbal cue well, occasionally needing a hand signal to help get into position. To strengthen the skill and her obedience we played red light green light (RLGL) which essentially teaches her impulse control and is useful to teach her to follow the verbal cue when in heighten state of arousal which makes it easier to redirect behaviours when needed. Goose did well in this session going into drop most times she was asked with some higher energy play in between. She was a very happy girl in this session and we love watching her open up and grow more confident with her trainer!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Final session we worked on her loose lead. Goose can become very distracted and unengaged when walking and pull quite a bit so today we went back to basics working inside the classroom to reduce distraction levels to strengthen her engagement and build on her leash skills. We rewarded each time she checked in with us and followed direction change, any time she pulled ahead we stopped and moved the opposite direction. Goose did quite well in this environment by the end of the session after some initial pulling. Keep working on her leash skills in familiar environments around low distractions.
|Focus: Back to Basics
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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