Jack was so ready today! He absolutely smashed his skills today and showed good progress in his 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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: We focused on his loose lead walking around dog and people distractions this session. We focused on building some good engagement first and then slowly decreased the distance. Jack did get very excitable around the people distractions and did pull heavily once. We simply said “uh uh” and created distance. Then made our way closer again, but rewarding good and calm decisions. We were able to approach staff with Jack focused on us and in a sit position when close enough to have a conversation. Make sure to really focus on his engagement, if he loses any focus at all, create distance and try again.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: This session we practiced his drops while adding distance. We used a long line and a tether point outside so we could walk/run around while he held position. He smashed this session! He was even holding position while another dog walked past (approx 2 metres away) while his trainer was also creating distance. Keep working on his drops, he is making some awesome progress.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For his last session we worked on some canine body conditioning (fancy way of saying dog yoga). We started teaching him to bow (keep his bum in the air). We started having his back two legs on a step and luring him downwards, this helps him understand the position. After a while we removed the step and lured him downwards, similar to a drop but keeping his bum up! He did well, we were able to get a few successful attempts where he held it for a couple seconds!
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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