Layla had a great first day! She is such a sweet heart and warmed up to her trainers right away! We recommend booking a private with one of our trainers to further discuss Laylas training and ensure consistency between day school and at home and to discuss any further questions/assistance you may need with her training as she settles into her new forever home with you
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: Place Training
|Comment: Laylas first session we worked on conditioning her to her markers “yes” = reward and “break” = release cue. At Canine Connect we teach skills with implied duration instead of using stay/wait, this is where the release cue comes in. This session we headed into the classroom to start learning place. This skill helps build self settling skills and can redirect unwanted behaviours (like jumping). The only rule of place is all four paws remain on the bed until given the release word. Layla was initially a bit hesitant in the classroom environment and did have some barks at another dog being trained nearby, we used food to regain her focus and after a few minutes she quickly settled and showed less interest in the other dog. We lured her onto the bed marking yes when all four paws were on then lured her off saying break. We were able to build up some duration in the skill before releasing her. Layla is still in the early stages of this skill, keep working on repetition and building duration at home.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For Laylas second session we worked on her drop skill. Drop is a great control position and can be used to redirect jumping behaviours. Layla did show some prior knowledge of this skill but was very distracted in the class environment when other staff came in which is pretty normal for first days. We worked on luring Layla into the drop position from a stand, rewarding her and then releasing. Keep working on this skill at home, getting her into position, rewarding and releasing and then begin adding duration
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Laylas final session we worked on her loose lead. We started off just outside the classroom on the pavement but this environment was quite distracting and Layla wasn’t interested in treats or engaging with the trainer. We went right back to basics and moved inside the class and walked up and back, luring Layla to follow direction change, rewarding any check ins/engagement and rewarding staying by the trainers side. She improved in this environment but was still a bit distracted. At home work on her leash skills inside the home and back yard before moving onto higher distractions to build stronger foundations.
|Focus: Back to Basics
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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