Marie showcased her incredible progress in today's lesson! From confidently navigating the middles skill with just verbal cues to adding a touch of cheekiness during the place skill practice, Marie's energy was infectious. Even when distracted, she quickly regained focus and reliably completed the tasks. Introducing the "peekaboo" skill was a delightful highlight, with Marie grasping the concept and showcasing her adorable attempts.
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: Marie came speeding down to the classroom to get started today, almost barging her way out of the resort. Marie worked on her place skill on a long line, sending her across the room. Marie was being cheeky this lesson, not very interested in treats, refusing to make her way to the bed if she found a smell on her way. We took it a step back and sent her to the bed from just a few steps back to get some solid repetition in as a reminder of the skill and its boundaries before taking more steps back over time. Marie ended the lesson still being cheeky but completing the skill the majority of the time.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: Marie practiced her middles skill in the classroom with the focus on Marie going into the skill with just the verbal. Marie went through our legs confidently each time. On a few repetitions, Marie ignored her trainer as she was distracted by something else in the room but each time we got her engagement back she would complete the skill as asked. Marie didn't go into the position a few times but with after a quick reset she started completing the skill reliably again.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Marie was introduced to a new skill named "peekaboo." This skill consists of getting an object with a hole in it and getting her to put her snout through it. This skill can have many applications, with us teaching it to Marie for confidence, a cute photo pose, and as a foundation towards other skills. We used a treat to lure Marie's nose through the circle, marking yes and giving her the treat. Marie tried grabbing the ring a lot, thinking we were doing her hold skill. After a bit of repetition, Marie started to understand what we were asking her to do, putting her nose through consistently to get the treat.
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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