Lady did so well today! She was a little reactive towards some dogs at first, but was pretty much perfect the rest of 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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Lady began her day with some ‘loose lead’ walking, focusing on dog distractions in the kennels. Lady was quite distracted during the first half of this session, so the trainer remained to walking her inside the kennels, not exposing her to the dogs outside just yet. Lady was not taking the kibble the trainer offered, so instead she was reward with pats and affection. The trainer moved outside, but kept the critical distance needed at this stage, which was through the gate leading to the dogs outside runs. Lady did well and still performed the skills the trainer asked for (sit and drop). Keep up the great work and remember to keep the critical distance in mind.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up, Lady kept working on her dog reactivity in the kennels, this time outside so she was closer to the dogs. The trainer eased her into it and began the trainer on the other side of the gate, once Lady was settled and engaged, the trainer proceeded to go into the outside kennel area, where she put Lady in a drop again, a controlled position to help contain her reactivity. Initially, Lady reacted, so the trainer would continue to say ‘yes’ and reward her, letting her know that by looking at those pesky dogs, she will be rewarded as we are conditioning her to them. After a minute of this, the trainer proceeded to walk Lady by the dogs and she did so well! She kept awesome engagement and listened to the skills asked for and performed great! She is a smart dog, so when you are out (example: beach), remember to reinforce her controlled positions (drop, sit and middles), and keep her distracted while other dogs come by. She will be more focused on you and what you are asking for, especially if you have the yummy treatos! Even try using her ‘spin’ skill. This acts as a mini recall and it will help keep her engaged with you. Keep up the great work!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish off, Lady practiced her ‘roll over’ trick, focusing on fading the lure. Lady does so well with this trick and can perform it in either direction, but struggles if the lure is taken away completely. The trainer worked on slowly fading the treat, and Lady was able to still perform the skill with the lure about a rulers length away from her, which is great! We want to fade the lure and just have Lady do the trick with a hand motion instead. Awesome work!||Focus: Repetition||B+|
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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