Harvey was an absolute ball today! Not only did he have a fresh trainer he hadn’t done much with but the hot weather was also a challenge today, none of this slowed him down and he had a productive yet fun day with the trainer.
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 the trainer worked on his loose lead walking inside the classroom. Moving from the pet resort to the classroom did deem to be a bit too much for Harvey today, there was a lot going on including the weather and a good delivery for the pet resort so this was understandable. However once the trainer got him into the classroom he did much better, his engagement shot right up and he started following the trainer really well even when they would walk past other trainers trying to entice him over for a cuddle! As the session went on he got better and better so it’s good to keep in mind that as he is learning the environment in which he is working has a big impact on his focus level, we can always work a dog up to a more distracting environment but bringing them back down is much harder.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked inside the classroom on his place skill. Today he had a bit of a challenge, since his basics have been going so well the trainer challenged him today. They got 3 seperate place beds and were asking Harvey to go between each of them in a random order, on top of this he wasn’t rewarded each time he got to a place bed but rather got one after 2-3 repetitions of going to a place bed, the decreasing of rewards also helps proof the skill and really solidify it in Harvey’s brain. All in all this was an amazing second session from Harvey and the trainer is very impressed!
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his final session today the trainer worked on Harvey’s drop. Due to the weather and the fact the classroom was taken up the trainer took Harvey to the crew room for a bit of drop training. Usually going into a new space like this can throw a dog off especially a puppy, however today Harvey dealt with this great, he just needed a quick sniff around the new area before he was ready to work again! Todays focus was on increasing the duration of his drops, to help with this the trainer first made sure he knew his release command, if he had a good understanding of this increasing duration can he super simple. Luckily he did know his release word really well! So the trainer was able to utilise this to increase his duration, since he knows he can’t leave until his release word is given the task is as simple as increasing the time he is in the drop by 10-15 seconds longer each time until he can stay in his drop indefinitely, the maximum time he held a drop for today was a whopping 4-5 minutes and this was while the trainer was trying to distract him as well! This was an awesome way to finish out the day and the trainer couldn’t be happier with his efforts today!
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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