Koby was great today! He put in some solid work towards his skill and even made some amazing paw paintings for art week!
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: For his first session since he was brand new to this trainer they thought they would do his loose lead walking first as this is a great way to not only train for better behaviours while walking but it’s a great way to test his markers and get him engaged for the rest of the day! The trainer was really pleased that Koby was able walk next to them with ease and only pulled a head a few times. Since he was doing so well the trainer used some dogs in the back yard we have on location and used these dogs as distractions for Koby walking him near by. While he was a bit focused on them he kept a great loose lead with the trainer and his engagement was amazing, he is also really responding well to his reward marker making it much easier to train him!
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: To help with Koby’s jumping the trainer worked on some red light green light drop. This is Koby’s ability to listen to the drop command even when really excited and worked up. In order to train this the trainer first had to get him excited so they did a small play session with him and noticed he really liked chasing the trainer, so they took him out to the lawn and put him in a. Sit and then would release him with his command and start running getting him to chase them. After a certain distance the trainer then asked for a drop! Initially he was a bit excited to to drop however it didn’t take him long to figure out what the trainer was asking and started shooting into a drop! He still needs to be proofed around other dogs but this session showed us he has great impulse control when taught the right boundaries!
|Skill learnt: Exposure
|Comment: For his final session today the trainer worked on the weekly theme with Koby and for this week it was arts and craft! For this session the trainer did some desensitisation with touching his paws by doing a paw painting! The trainer started by just taking his paw on their hand and rewarding for keeping it still, from here they then spread some non toxic water based paint on his paw before pressing it into the paper! This was repeated a few times until he had a nice painting done! This was done very slowly as he isn’t 100% sure about touching his paws however be constantly rewarding him for sitting still he soon picked up on what was going on and help his paw nice and still for the trainer! While lots of fun desensitising him to having his paws held like this will also help when checking over him for injuries or when he goes to the groomer for his nails or to the vet!
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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