Knox spent the day with old mate Sam today! They did do a little off lead work in the play pen before getting stuck in to both the weekly and the monthly themes of Valentine’s Day and Self care!
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."
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|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his first session today the trainer did some more off lead work with Knox in the play pen to continue pushing his skills and to get him nice and locked on for the day! He did awesome today and like usual kept a nice distance from the trainer when asked to stay close and exhibited auto sits and drops like a champ! For the session today the trainer worked on his place skill with a focus on getting him to do place while doing a walk and going past a towel! The trainer had 2 towels out in the play pen and would get Knox to walk next to them, as they passed the towels, without stopping, the trainer asked Knox to go to “place” on the towels and then continued to walk, he did so great with this getting on the towel and staying there even when the trainer moved off! He was then released and asked to come back to the trainers side which again he did without worry at all! He really impressed the trainer this session!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: (KISS) For his second session today the trainer did a little training for Valentine’s Day next week and worked on Knox’s kiss! Now Knox does have a bit of an issue with licking especially the face so the objective here is to have him do it on command so he gets a bit of what he wants to do but in a controlled environment! To start the trainer got him to kiss their hand, slowly they raised it up until it was against their cheek, they then removed the hand having Knox “kiss” their cheek! It’s important to note that while the trainer was still letting him lick a little bit the criteria for this isn’t actually him licking but him putting his lips on the object we are asking! He soon caught on and may need a bit more work with the skill however being a quick learner like he is the trainer is confident he will have this by the end of the next session they work on “kiss” with him!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: (Nail board and Trust fall) For his last session today the trainer went through a bit of our monthly theme which is self care! They have started targeting Knox to hit his paws against the nail board, this is a wooden board with sandpaper attached to it, if we can train Knox to run his paws across a board like this he can do his own nails’ since he knows the command “paw” or “high five” the trainer used this to their advantage asking for a paw then quickly putting the board in his way and rewarding when he hit it. Of course like usual the smart boy picked up quickly to what was going on and was quick to start not only running his paw across the board but he actually was trying to put both paws on at the same time which is great! To finish on some fun the trainer did a new trick with Knox, as we know he loves to turn around and collapse in a head into your arms, the trainer wants to shape this behaviour and actually give it a command of “cuddle” (if you want something else let me know) the idea is that we will ask Onox for this skill, he will come in front of us, get into a sit facing outwards and then lean up and back almost “trust falling” into the trainer for a cuddle, not only is this super cute it also shows us his ability to follow a lure even if it makes him flip backwards which of course helps raise his confidence as well! Awesome day with the boy today and can’t wait to have him back again really soon!
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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