Miss Lola did so well for her first Dayschool! She was a little bit unsure of her new surroundings but it didn't take her long to trust her trainer!
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: Conditioning
|Comment: Lola was a bit unsure of her new surroundings so we took her for a confidence/exposure walk around the property. This allowed Lola to take it all in and get to know her surroundings. We made our way back to the classroom to start conditioning her communication/reward marker. This is the word "yes" and everytime we say it we give Lola a treat! This helps her understand when she has done something right and also build her confidence. She really settled in by the end of this session which is great.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Since Lola was taking treats and feeling a bit more comfortable we started to teach "place." We use a raised bed, the only rule is that all four feet must remain on the bed until we release her. We lured her onto the bed, marked "yes," rewarded then released with the word "break." This is a great skill for reinforcing boundaries, building impulse control and redirecting unwanted behaviours! As she shows more understanding, you can increase duration and distractions while she in on place.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Lovely Lola started to learn "drop." She didn't appear to have any prior knowledge of this skill so we went back to basics. Using a lure we guide her into a sphinx statue like position. This skill is great for redirecting unwanted jumping and is a great control position. Lola did well, we were able to build up some duration in position but had minimal distractions while doing so! As she improves you can add more challenges like duration and distractions.
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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