Lucy did well coming back to the classroom, working on a refresher for her skills as well as learning a new skill. She had very good engagement throughout the day, happily doing each task as asked.
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: Lucy worked on her 'place' skill in the classroom, focusing on the basics as a refresher lesson. Lucy performed well, consistently going on and off the designated area as requested. We then revisited her 'send to place' command, gradually increasing the distance from the bed and instructing her to go onto the bed. Lucy displayed a playful streak, going to the bed each time but occasionally hopping off before her release, which we addressed during the session.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Lucy also worked on extending the duration of her 'drop' command, particularly in the presence of distractions. While she happily went down into the skill, there were occasional instances of her getting up prematurely before her release. Once consistent, we tested her by throwing treats nearby getting her to stay down until her release word. By the end of the lesson, Lucy had improved significantly, ignoring the food and reliably maintaining the 'drop' position.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Lucy was introduced to the 'touch' skill. This skill fosters stronger engagement, mental enrichment, and sets the foundation for more advanced skills. Using a stick placed in front of her, we rewarded Lucy each time she interacted with it. Despite initial confusion, she quickly grasped the concept and consistently touched the stick by the end of the lesson, preparing for the next step of pairing it with the verbal cue 'touch.'
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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