Little Jordan was such a good boy today! He had lots of fun working on his obedience :)
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: We started place with the normal raised bed but Jordan was doing so well we wanted to add another challenge - using a piece of carpet as place. This is more challenging since it doesn't have raised edges. Jordan did well, following where the trainer pointed and sat down on the carpet! Go Jordan!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: We worked in the classroom for majority of this session. Jordan did well to engage with the trainer but did sometimes cut in front of us. When this happened we used the treat to guide him back to our side, then continued walking. He realised quickly where the best spot to be is - because he gets lots of treats! We finished this session up with some crate send to, Jordan isn't super keen going into the crate so we made it fun. Letting him go in for a treat, then releasing him out of the crate for cuddles and a little run around! After a few repetitions he walked into the crate with no hesitation whatsoever!
|Skill learnt: Leave
|Comment: We practiced walking past a plate of biscuits. If Jordan looked at it we clearly said "leave it," continued walking and marked "yes" and rewarded him for making a good decision. We started a few metres away and slowly decreased the space between us and the biscuits! By the end of this session Jordan was very tired so we finished with some touch conditioning - feeling between his toes, looking at his teeth and ears etc. Making sure to reward him for being a good boy. We also just wanted to clarify something - we use implied duration with our skills, this replaces the need for "stay" or "wait." It is implied they must remain in that position until we use a release word "break" - all skills, sit, drop, bed etc. Duration has to be built up over time!
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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