Hazel was a lot more confident today, happily interacting with her trainer the entire time she was training. As we worked, her engagement was a bit on and off, although always finishing the lesson well.
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: Hazel worked on her place skill to start the day, focusing on her engagement. Hazel confidently jumped on the bed today, although stepped off just as quick. We did some quick repetitions; having a bit of fun by picking up the tempo as well as having Hazel have to keep her focus on the trainer to keep up. This also gives her some wins as if we do it quickly, she doesn't have time to step off too early. As Hazel started consistently going on and off the bed quickly, we started drawing out the duration she had to stay on the bed. Hazel would sit on the bed waiting for her release, although losing her interest in treats. While she wasn't taking treats, we used some affection, giving her a chest scratch each time she hopped on to show her that it's still a positive thing even if you don't want to eat right now. This led to Hazel jumping up on the trainer a bit, so we spent a little bit of time towards the end of the lesson teaching her that she only get the attention when all her paws are still down. Hazel started taking treats towards the end of the lesson as well, finishing on some good, solid repetitions.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Hazel continued her loose lead walking in the classroom. Hazel started pulling around her trainer, not paying any attention to him at all. We went over the foundations of the skill, working on getting Hazel's engagement. Hazel started to focus on her trainer over time, spending more time walking by his side as the lesson went on. Hazel began staying by our side as we walked; happily taking treats as she was next to us. Hazel's engagement dipped as we got about half way through the lesson, sniffing around the room and completely disregarding her trainer. We played an engagement game with her to get her back on task, finishing the lesson strongly with her by our side again.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Hazel continued her drop skill in the classroom. We used food to lure her down into position. At first she took a bit of time to go down into the skill, not quite sure of what we wanted her to do. As we continued practicing she started getting the idea and going down into her drop position. We continued with repetitions, with hazel getting faster each time, going down into the skill quickly following the food as we got to the end of the lesson.
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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