Louie did well today, we really focused on promoting calm behaviours around distractions.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: His first session today focused on his loose lead and drops. We focused on building that engagement and getting him to give into the pressure instead of creating it. Most of the session was on the grass near the kennels. There was also another dog that walked past, Louie watched them but did not bark or pull towards them. We were able to then redirect his focus utilising treats and promoting calm behaviours.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: This session focused on place around another dog. They started far away and gradually got closer. Louie did well, he occasionally stared but overall his engagement was mostly on the trainer. We were able to do lots of quick repetitions and he smashed it. He did not bark or pull towards them the entire session. We really focused on promoting that calm mind set.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: This last session was all about his drops around dog distractions. This was around a high energy dog so we worked at a greater distance. He was a bit more fixated on this dog but didn’t bark or pull towards them once. He did break position a couple times but just a reminder and a reset helped. We let him make more decisions this session, if we noticed he started to fixate we simply called him with funny noises and rewarded him for engaging with us rather than the other dog! We didn’t want to apply any pressure on the lead as this can lead to frustration and an outburst - instead we just redirected that focus using noise and excitement.
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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