Oh Knox, he is just the bestest boy! Thank you so much for the goodies - they will be enjoyed by all!
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: This session focused on his heel. We focused on keeping him close as we turned around on the spot. We used a lure to keep his head/shoulders close to us and he automatically swiveled his back end around. He is getting really good at this, focus on keeping him engaged and releasing him after you take a few steps.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: This session focused on his hold skill. We started with a wooden spoon, getting him to bite/hold the handle. He was doing well with this so we switched it to a paint roller (covered with tape). This is a bigger object for him to hold, making it more challenging. Knox did well, holding the object for a few seconds. When you say “yes” this becomes a reward and release cue - since he will let go to eat the treat.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Lastly we worked on his sit, down and stand repetitions - focusing on his form! He did really well this session, each time we asked for the down he kept his back straight and didn’t flop to one side. Hopefully he is nice and tired for you, he worked hard today!
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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