Hazel started working on some distraction work around other dogs, focusing on keeping her engagement on her trainer. This was challenging for her, but showed some progress throughout the day as she spent more time with her 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: Place Training
|Comment: We worked on Hazel's place skill in the classroom using another dog as a distraction who was also being trained in the room. Hazel's engagement wavered quite a bit this lesson as she wanted to go and greet the other dog, leading to her ignoring the trainer as she tried making her way over. After some practice, Hazel started to hop on and off the bed, although getting distracted in between each repetition. As we got to the end of the lesson, she was listening to her trainer more often, although still focusing on the other dog.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Hazel continued with her loose lead in the classroom, working around another dog on the other side of the room. As we walked towards the other dog, Hazel would pull towards him, although paying attention to her trainer as we walked the other direction. We put in some practice back and forth, focusing on keeping her engagement on us. After some repetition, Hazel started to look at us periodically as we walked towards the other dog, showing more attention to the trainer as the lesson went on.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: We did some touch to work on Hazel's engagement with her trainer as she was very distracted by the other trainers in the room. We did this by using a spoon, giving her a reward each time she touched it with her nose. At first, we rewarded her for any interest in the spoon as it got her interacting with it and her trainer. This got her focus on us as it's an easy task she can complete for a reward as well as getting her brain going, which helps her tune out the distractions in the room. Her focus would waver in the second half of the lesson as she was distracted by other dogs in the room working, but would eventually refocus as we continued repetitions.
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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