Louie had a great day today! He is absolutely smashing it lately! He can still be a bit cheeky at times but is engaging a lot better outside! So proud of him!
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: Place Training||Comment: Louie’s first session he worked on his place and drop skill outside the classroom. Throughout this session we used a tug as both a reward and distractions. Using the rug we were able to boost his arousal level and then send him to place or ask for a drop which he did consistently, only a handful of times needing a hand signal or an uh uh to help him into position. We also began increasing the distance between him and the bed to strengthen his send to place with higher arousal levels. Louie is showing great progress keep it up at home!||Focus: Obedience||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Second session we worked on Louie’s loose lead. Today we worked in the carpark to increase distraction levels and work on his engagement. As Louie can struggle with his engagement outside we used both treats and a tug as a reward and to boost engagement. We rewarded with the treats while moving up and down the carpark and when the trainer noticed Louie starting to lose focus they pulled the tug out, said “get it” and threw it up for him to catch. After a quick play we removed the tug and continued walking. This helped keep his engagement up and help him be less focused on the barking dogs from the kennels nearby.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: Final session Louie worked on his middles. He still needs a slight lure at times to help get him into position but is showing good progress in this and most of the time will wait in position before his release word. He can get a bit out of sorts when coming from the front and faces the wrong way but quickly corrects his position when you use your hand to guide him back around.||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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