Jordan had an impressive day of training! Mastering the place skill with finesse, he not only followed cues but also demonstrated a deep understanding of the task, showcasing his knowledge. During loose lead walking, Jordan faced distractions with determination, overcoming the allure of a nearby dog to focus on the training session. His stellar behaviour continued during the simulated vet check, where he remained calm and cooperative. Jordan earned a well-deserved cuddle for a job well done!
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: Jordan worked on his place skill in the car park of the training facility. We did some quick refresher repetitions in the distracting environment before practicing sending him to the bed from a few meters back. Jordan happily went back and forth, on and off the bed as asked. Jordan picked up on the pattern that we wanted him to run onto the bed, so he started running and putting himself on the place before we asked him to. We started to walk by the bed together with him by our side, occasionally sending him to the bed for a few seconds before releasing him before continuing to walk. This makes sure he is doing the skill because we asked him, showing his knowledge of the skill rather than him just running on and off the bed because he knows he'll get a treat.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Jordan went down to the car park to continue his work on his loose lead walking. On our way, there was a dog in a nearby paddock who was trying to get Jordan's attention. Jordan locked onto this dog, barking and trying to run to go over to him. We spent a little bit of time teaching him some boundaries, getting his engagement back on us and doing some loose lead walking near the fence. Once we found the right distance to where the dog still distracted Jordan but where we could still get his attention back on task, Jordan started to ignore the other dog and walk alongside us. After a bit of repetition and Jordan's full engagement, we continued down to the car park. Jordan spent some time just going over his walking manners, getting a lot of treats and encouragement as he continued next to us for the remainder of the lesson.
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: We conducted a simulated vet check for Jordan, going over some handling and pretend vaccinations. We used a few tools such as a stethoscope, a mouth syringe (to simulate a needle syringe), and a microchip reader. We performed physical handling, checking his gums, teeth, heart rate, etc. While rewarding and praising him, giving him a lot of love between each check, Jordan stood still and let us check him consistently. He was a little uncomfortable around his mouth when we checked his gums and teeth, so we spent some time getting him comfortable with this area of the check. By the end of the lesson, Jordan was relaxed as we finished our look over him, giving him a cuddle for doing such a good job.
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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