Izzy did so well today, she ate treats and made some progress on 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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: This session focused on her loose lead just outside the classroom on the cement walkway. We practiced her turns and building engagement. Each time Izzy looked at the trainer we marked “yes” and rewarded her. If she pulled ahead we stopped and went the other direction. Teaching her that pulling doesn’t get her what she wants. She improved throughout the session, practice this in a low distracting environment and build up!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: We worked on her place training in the classroom around people and dog distractions. Izzy seems a little unsure about the surface of the place bed so we spend some time building her confidence on the bed. Once she realised it wasn’t so scary we were able to build duration! Place is great for building impulse control, we recommend working on this one at home! Building up her duration and distractions as she improves.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: This session Izzy was super engaged so we started on her drop durations! Izzy didn’t show any prior knowledge of this skill so we used a treat to lure her into a position (like the sphinx statue). Once in position we mark “yes” reward then release with the word “break”. This helps her build duration in the skill! She did well to follow the lure into position but needs some work on that duration, since she stood up very quickly! This is a great skill to have as a control position but also great for self settling, greeting people etc. Focus on building that duration little by little with each repetition!||Focus: Foundation||B|
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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