Louie smashed it today! He got a bit distracted at times working outside but is re-engaging with his trainer faster each time! He absolutely LOVED the spring pole and we are so proud of his progress!
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: Play||Comment: First up Louie had a go at our spring pole! His trainer has been eager to try this out with him due to Louie’s love of tug and just as they expected he absolutely loved it! We use the cue “get it” to encourage him to go for the tug, he was unsure at first and ran towards his trainer but quickly realised the toy was hanging there. This is a great way to have fun with Louie and burn off some extra energy! This can definitely be DIY’d at home with some rope, a bungee cord and the quick release buckle is from bunnings, we think Louie would love it! He didn’t even care about the other dogs in crates even when they were barking he was so focused on the game at hand. Great work Louie!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Second session Louie worked on some recall. We headed outside and used a long line to increase difficulty. We started off just outside the classroom which he did well at. We moved to the grass and this was a bit more challenging for Louie as he loves a good sniff. To help him out the trainer had a tug toy hidden in their pocket and held that up when recalling Louie, this got his focus right away and he came zooming in and into a sit or drop waiting to be released and rewarded with play. To keep Louie focused the trainer sometimes rewarded with treats only (and had the tug hidden) and then other times used the tug. This helps keep Louie guessing what’s next and builds his engagement immensely. Keep working on his recall at home to strengthen further.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Louie’s final session we worked on his loose lead. We started off in the carpark where Louie did well, engaging with his trainer and following direction change. Occasionally he lost focus and began to pull ahead but overall did well. We finished up the session with some loose lead and drops inside the kennels to push his dog distractions. Louie did struggle more with engagement here but still walked okay and dropped when asked. We ended it with a quick game of tug to finish on a high! Smashing it Louie!||Focus: Distraction||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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