Maci was fantastic today! She worked with a brand new trainer (male) and she was even lucky enough to beat the heat today and train outside!
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."
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|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For her first session today the trainer took Maci for a loose lead walk since it was a little over cast and not as hot. This is also a great way to build a relationship with the new trainer she had today which she was quick to trust and start working with. She did well with her loose lead coming back when she hit the end of the line and she is doing much better with her turns, she still gets a little distracted and so the trainer needed to constantly be vigilant about her engagement and focus bringing it back to him when ever she would get distracted, but even with this happening she still did so well and the trainer is very impressed.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: For her second session the trainer took her outside once again as the classroom was too easy for her and the sun was yet again behind some cloud. They worked on her recall outside as she was ready for this challenge but she is still on a loose lead. Maci recalls well however the trainer has noticed that when they put a little happy energy into their own movement it motivated Maci to return even quicker than if they were a bit stagnant and plain, incorporating this energy into your at home training will not only lock in Maci better to the training it makes everything more fun for both the dog and the handler!
|Skill learnt: Desensitisation
|Comment: For her last session the trainer wanted to try do some work on getting Maci in and out of the car, unfortunately the practise car was still a little too much for Maci today so instead the trainer did some conditioning to her “up” skill. This is when the trainer points at something and says “up” and Maci will jump or step up on to it, the idea is that if she gets really good at this the trainer might be able to ask her to do the skill into a car and it might be a bit less scary, so today they took her into the classroom and using the grass blocks got her up and down off these ti start, in order to help entice her to jump once she had been stepping up and down on a single grass square the trainer put two on top of each other and had her jumping up on to this with ease by the end of the session and following the verbal command “up”. This was a great way ti finish her day and the trainer is very impressed with how easy Maci was to work with today!
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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