Kombi was amazing today! They have reallt come out of their shell and put in some amazing work towards their skills today!
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: Recall
|Comment: Kombi seemed super focused and a lot more confident when the trainer got them from the pet resort today so they wanted to try do their recall off lead first thing to utilise this happy attitude Kombi was in! They took Kombi straight to the play pen and initially they did do a few recalls while on lead just to help Kombi lock on to the skill we were doing, it took no time at all today for Kombi to pick up on what was going on and as you can see from their social video today they were making some really impressive strides with this today! The trainer was able to get Kombi into a sit, walk away from them then ask for a recall, not only did they come back they shot back like a bullet! This was a very impressive first session and set a good pace for the rest of the training today!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For their second session the trainer worked on Kombi’s roll over skill! Today the trainer weaned to phase out the food lure all together and just have Kombi do a roll over from the verbal and a little hand gesture. Like with most training the trainer started off easy for Kombi, still luring them into the roll over. However quiet quickly the trainer started removing the treat lure, once Kombi was following the hand gesture they then started getting up and getting further and further from Kombi, still giving the hand gesture which would trigger them into doing the skill! It’s important that the progression is slow, if we push too far we run the risk of confusing Kombi and too slow and they will not make progress, today the trainer was able to find the “sweet spot” for Kombi’s progression which really helped with the training! Kombi was also worked around Beani this session without a worry at all, if given something to do Kombi is awesome with engagement.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For their last session today Kombi worked on their wave skill! The foundations for this skill are already strong so today the trainer was able to start increasing the amount of times Kombi waves before breaking the skill as well as adding in the verbal “wave” to trigger Kombi to do the skill rather than offering the hand. All of this was achieved during this session today and the trainer was able to finish Kombi’s year on a massive high note, like the previous session the entire time was spent around Beani doing the work! Like we have mentioned before it left to their own devices they may cause a bit of mischief but if monitored and given things to do both of the dogs seem content with the other so you should have a fantastic Christmas! We have loved having Kombi join us this year and we can’t wait to see them back again when training kicks off in the new year! Until then keep up the work at home and have a lovely holiday period!
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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