Marie worked mostly inside today, staying out of the rain. We did a bunch of distraction work, using food and other means. Marie had fun, being cheeky throughout the day but working hard for her treats.
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: We had some fun doing some quick repetitions with Marie in the classroom, sending her to place between two beds at a long distance while she was on the long line. Marie was very cheeky at the start of the day, running off to say hello to the trainers and investigate smells in the room. Once we got Marie's attention we continued with the skill. Marie happily ran from bed to bed, although stepping off every now and then before her release. Her trainer knows that she knows the skill well, so we only paid her treats on the strong repetitions. After strengthening her skill with some repetition, we put a pile of food on the ground just off to the side. We continued sending Marie to and from the beds, getting her to walk past the pile of food and ignore it. Marie tried to veer off to get the food a couple of times but as we continued practicing she started to ignore the food.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Marie worked on her "hold" skill using a wooden spoon. As we started, Marie would put the spoon in her mouth but wouldn't hold it at all, letting it go straight away. We started trying to build some duration, only paying her when she held it for longer than a second. As we continued working over the course of the lesson we build it up to a good 2 seconds consistently, having her hold it for up to 3 on a good repetition.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: We set up an obstacle course to recall Marie through. We put some steps to walk over as well as some cones to weave through on her way back to the trainer. We put treats on the outside as a distraction for Marie to have to ignore on her way back, putting her on a long line. Marie made her way back to her trainer each time, going slowly through the course, although making her way through the entire thing each time. She tried to go get the treats a couple of times but after some repetition she started to ignore them.
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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