What a great day for Ivy.
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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Ivy’s first session was loose lead walking. The trainer started in the classroom and got Ivy settled and focused and headed outside. Outside Ivy was at times distracted by the smells. But the trainer worked in a small area and changed direction when Ivy pulled. Ivy also came close to the horse during this session. Ivy did give a couple barks initially but the trainer put Ivy in the drop position and use the yes marker to help Livy realise that the horse wasn’t not something to react to. The trainer finished the session near but out of sight of some noisy dogs. Again at first Ivy did bark but the trainer changed direction and got Ivy’s attention back and used the yes marker. At home help keep Ivy’s focus by changing direction, changing the speed that you walk and use the yes marker. She did a great job for her first session.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next session for Ivy was place (bed) with distractions. There was a dog on passive place near where Ivy was working but after an initial bark Ivy focused back on the trainer. The trainer did a few repetitions of putting Ivy on place and then off again to get her familiar again with what she’s had to do then the trainer added in distractions. The trainer first blew bubbles. Ivy was very interested in these and broke place a number of times to get to the bubbles. The trainer upped the reward marker and it didn’t take long before Ivy was able to hold place better. The trainer then made loud noises on the floor with a pool noodle. Again Ivy broke a number of times for this. Towards the end of the session she was getting better but still needs some work with this. Dogs break position to get to something or to get away from something. So place is a great tool to help dogs become conditioned to things that worry them!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Last up was down. The trainer started inside with dog distraction and Ivy did a great job. The other dog was on place and quite so that did help. The trainer then took Ivy outside and this did challenge Ivy more. Once she was getting into the down position more the trainer again used dog distraction. Ivy struggled as she did want to approach the other dog through the fence. The trainer upped the treats and Ivy did improve. At home make sure you are pushing distractions in different environments to help Ivy to learn to ignore different distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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