An awesome day for Ivy with lots of exposure to new things and environments
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: Conditioning||Comment: Ivy’s first session was spent in the training paddock near the road. This was to desensitise her to cars while working on her yes marker and her name. First up the trainer charged up the yes marker and then when Ivy was distracted the trainer called Ivy’s name. Ivy did well with this and intermittently the trainer also asked for down and sit. Which Ivy did well with but does need more work with duration. During this session the trainer also took Ivy to the bottom of the confidence course area. Quite close to the road. While trucks and cars went passed the trainer used the yes marker to help keep Ivy’s attention and assist in her ignoring the traffic. She did well. At home practice recalls in very low distracting areas of the house. Don’t use the word come until you know Ivy is actually coming back to you.||Focus: Desensitisation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up the trainer did place (bed) with Ivy. This was done in the classroom with another dog training. Ivy was very distracted at times with the new environment and dog. However it was easy to get her attention back with the treats. When the other dog left the room the trainer worked on duration with Ivy and was able to step away from the place bed with Ivy not getting off, which was fantastic. At home keep practicing duration with your moment as the distraction. Jumping, squatting and pretending to run away are all big distractions for dogs!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Exposure||Comment: Last up for Ivy was an exposure session. The trainer took her for a walk around different parts of the property. Ivy was very nervous down the main aisle of the kennels. It was very loud with people, the radio and dogs. The trainer used the yes marker to help settle Ivy. Although Ivy was nervous she settled well and the trainer was able to do a little loose lead walking with Ivy down the aisle. Well done little one. The trainer also took her to the cattery. Ivy was distracted but at times was still able to do basic obedience. Going forward it would be good to see her be able to do better with closing these skills under distractions. However, for age Ivy did a great job today and was exposed to lots of different things!||Focus: Conditioning||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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