Kobe had a fun day working on his skills. His engagement was a lot better today as he worked in the classroom, showing a lot more confidence throughout the day.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Kobe worked on his loose lead in the classroom. He started the lesson with very little engagement, refusing treats and running towards the door repeatedly. We included a little repetition of the basics, which helped Kobe begin to interact with his trainer. As we worked, Kobe started to engage, checking in with his trainer as he started to walk by his side. He began taking treats, happily walking alongside as long as we gave him some food. Kobe would still pull away now and then, but only briefly before returning to the skill. We continued this, taking a quick break occasionally to give him a belly scratch before returning to the skill. By the end of the lesson, Kobe was walking with us more often than not.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Kobe revisited his place skill, going back over the foundations. He was much more engaged this lesson, maintaining his focus on the trainer as they worked. Kobe happily jumped up and down from the bed throughout the lesson. He would reliably go onto the place, though hopping off before his release word. We included some repetition to remind him of the rules, before Kobe began to stay on the bed. As we worked, Kobe started catching himself as he was about to step off, choosing to stay on the bed. When he did this, he received a big reward, showing he has grasped the foundations of the skill, further cementing it. We then started to add in very small distractions like walking around the bed or taking a few steps backwards. This caused him to step off the bed occasionally, although he spent the majority of the time on the bed until his release.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Kobe underwent a second session of loose lead walking. His engagement was low for most of this lesson, focusing intermittently, though only for short periods. Despite his low engagement, Kobe followed his trainer's movements, not staying by his side but ensuring the lead remained loose. He reached the end of the lead a few times during the walk, but these instances were infrequent. We focused on trying to get him to give us his attention, finishing off with Kobe somewhat engaged
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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