Indie did amazing today for her first day school! She has some really solid basics which is a great place to be starting day school as we can shape and develop this skills into more complex ones!
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 her first session today the runner wanted to make sure they formed a good solid bond between them and Indie to better the chances of her enjoying the training going forward, in order to do this they did some loose lead working with Indie, not only does this give the trainer an opportunity to see how she is with her walking skills but since it’s a high reward training session it’s much easier to form a bond this way. Initially she did pull a little however she seems to have some really solid basic skills and knows her markers quiet well so the twister was able to quickly get her focused and walking really nicely next to them outside and getting into sits for the trainer as well! All in all it was great first session and she is nice and focused now for the rest of the day and has easily opened up to the new trainer already starting to form a strong bond!
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For her second session today the trainer worked with Indie on her place skill! With her having a good understanding of her verbal commands and markers it made the session much easier to train! She has a good solid foundation of this skill being able to go to place when commanded and guided over to the bed with a pointing finger, she is also able to go between the couch and the bed when commanded, however she doesn’t have much duration while on place and so the trainer worked on this today! To help with this the worked on reinforcing her release command, if she has a solid understanding of this and knows that it means she must keep the skill we have asked of her until she hears this word then it makes building duration much easier. To do this they first started asking Indie to get on the place bed, they then tossed a treat away while giving the release command, when she was compliant with this they then dropped throwing the lure and just asked her to break off the bed and come get the reward from the trainer, once she is good with this the trainer can then move on to getting rid of the reward all together making her release on command.
|Skill learnt: Exposure
|Comment: For her final session today the trainer did a little art creation with her as this weeks theme of our training is arts and crafts! Originally the trainer wanted to do a paw painting however she wasn’t really open to the idea of her paw being held, however through this the trainer was able to identity this and this is something we can work on in future sessions, having the ability to hold and check over our dogs paws can be beneficial in many situations including going to the vets and groomers, it’s also a great confidence building exercise! Instead of the paw painting today the trainer did a lick painting with Indie, this is when we get a clipboard, a piece of paper, a plastic sleeve and some non-toxic water based paints (for safety and ease of cleaning!) pour a design of paint onto the paper as it is attached to the clip board, once happy with the original design put a plastics sleeve over the top but be sure not to smoosh the paint too much! From here cover the plastic side in peanut butter or treats and watch art be created! Not only is this so much fun it’s also a great way to expose Indie to new things including new tastes, smells and experiences! She really loved ending her day like this today and the trainer was really happy with her progress, she has some really solid foundations which just need to be refined further.
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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