Ivar smashed his skills today, showing a great amount of engagement. He worked well around distractions and gave his trainer a lot of affection. He shows a good understanding of his skills and a willingness to please his trainers for treats.
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: Ivar worked on his place skill, going back over the foundations and boundaries of the skill. Ivar was distracted by the other dogs in the room at first, ignoring his trainer half of the time as we began, but after a little bit of repetition, we had his engagement solely on us. It took a little bit of work, but he was able to consistently hop on and off the bed when asked. We started working on his duration and distraction on the skill, getting him to stay on the bed while we moved around it. If he got off, we used the lead to put him back on the bed before releasing him and starting again. Ivar did well with this, staying on the bed the majority of the time, only getting off before his release a handful of times.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Ivar continued with his loose lead walking, starting inside briefly before moving outside to further test his skills. Once outside, Ivar demonstrated readiness to work amidst increased distractions, occasionally reaching the end of the lead but mostly staying close to his trainer's side. We focused on repetition, walking between two points in the parking lot, and practicing turns to ensure Ivar followed us accurately. Ivar maintained good engagement, though he occasionally lost focus when we encountered people or dogs at a distance. However, he quickly regained his attention on his trainer once we recaptured his focus.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Next, Ivar worked on his drop skill, focusing on duration within the classroom setting. We positioned Ivar into the drop, and then walked around him to assess his reliability with the skill. Ivar consistently and easily entered his drop position but occasionally rose before being released. Through repeated practice, we encouraged him to remain in the drop position. As the lesson progressed, Ivar began to show a solid understanding of the skill, staying down until released. We successfully kept him in his drop for up to 30 seconds at a time, even managing to step over him without prompting him to rise.
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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