Hazel had a fun day working on her skills. We worked on pushing her skills with both dog distractions as well as new environments. Her engagement was a bit on and off today with the weather but she tried hard with all her skills.
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 started working with Hazel on her place skill while around other dogs. We had a neutral dog relaxing nearby on a bed for Hazel to work near, challenging her to remain on task. Hazel's engagement was on and off throughout this lesson, although she did well ignoring the other dog. Hazel wanted to explore around the room rather than do the task at hand at points throughout the lesson. We spent some time getting her focus on us before getting her to do some quick repetitions. Hazel stepped off the bed early a few times, although she spent most of the time waiting for her release word.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: We introduced Hazel to her middles skill, showing her the foundations. This is where we get Hazel to make her way through our legs, going into a sit facing the same way as us. This is started by using a treat, throwing it through our legs and getting Hazel to follow it. We then use a second treat to lure her back between our legs, getting her into a sit once in position and giving her the reward. Hazel took to this quickly, going through our legs easily before happily turning around and making her way back for the second treat. Every now and then she would wander off instead of completing the skill, but after some practice, she finished the lesson going into position reliably.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Hazel went for a loose lead walk, working on engagement and keeping slack in the lead. We made our way outside to work under distraction, as she was walking nicely in the classroom. Once outside, her engagement was all over the place, finding it hard to keep any focus on the task. This led to her constantly hitting the end of the lead as we started. After a little bit of practice, she started to give her attention to the trainer, hitting the end of the lead less often, although unfortunately, it started raining heavily so we had to make our way back inside. Once inside, Hazel was walking really well, keeping her focus on the trainer for treats as well as keeping the lead nice and loose, finishing the lesson nicely.
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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