Kombi was amazing on his first day! Usually dogs can be very nervous on their first day however not Mr Kombi who was rearing to go when the trainer got him from the pet resort accomodation!
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: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his first se session today the trainer was able to easily take him out of the pet resort accomodation and move him to the classroom, his loose lead may need a little work on high distraction environments but for a young dog he is doing really well and keeping great engagement, once in the classroom the trainer did some “drop” training with him focusing on working around distractions and getting him to drop when in a heightened state of arousal. The other dogs in the room helped with this but the trainer noticed he got really excited when he got some cuddles, so the trainer would do this until he was nice and excited then ask for a “drop”. To their surprise even though it’s his first day he did so so well with this following the commands with ease and doing exactly what the trainer was asking! While he will need some more work especially around more distracting environments this first session really set the overly positive tone for the rest of the days training.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his second ever session with us the trainer was confident enough to take him and work him outside, usually we wait to see what they are like in the calmer less distracting classroom however this was too easy for him today so the trainer worked him outside! In order to help with the jumping behaviour the trainer first worked a little more on his drop skill, if we can make this super solid and have him drop no matter what we can use this when he is getting a bit too much and jumping up to make him get off us and into a controlled position which is much more desirable then jumping up and going crazy. Another skill that the trainer worked on was his “place” skill which is also known as “bed”. The trainer did notice that he responded better to “bed” then to place so is using this verbal command, please let us know if you’d like something else or would like us to continue using this word. He did amazing with this, he knows the command quiet well and not only this he was quick to pick up that he shouldn’t leave the place bed until told to with his release word of “break”, another handy skill to use when he is getting to much and we want him to go somewhere and settle! All in all a great second session!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For his last session the trainer continued the training outside and he really seemed to respond well to this environment. They finished the day on some fun luring Kombi into a roll over! This isn’t just a fun trick to teach him it also allows him to learn more about his body and the different ways it can move and operate. He did so well with this again happily following the lure up and over his shoulder to initiate the roll and then going all the way over with no hassle at all! This was amazing for his first day and the trainer is seriously impressed! We can’t wait to have him back on Friday for some more learning and fun!
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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