Miss Millie was such a good girl today! She showed great focus and seemed to really enjoy the skills today!
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: Middle Position
|Comment: This session focused on lots of repetitions of her middles skill, we practiced luring from the front, then having her turn around, come back through, sit and look up at the trainer (check out our instagram story for a visual). She did well, we had a few attempts where we were able to fade out the first lure and just point between our legs. She definitely needs lots of repetitions to help her fully understand the pattern. As she progresses you can add duration and make the sequence quicker and quicker.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: We focused on lots of repetitions with a short lead, working outside around people distractions. We made sure to have her full attention before saying “come” as we want to set her up for success as much as possible. We also practiced her final position, making sure she ended with a sit infront of the trainer before rewarding her! We also mixed up the amount of rewards each time so she was always left guessing about how much she might get - the possibility of a handful!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For her last session we worked on some canine body conditioning (fancy way of saying dog yoga). We started teaching her to bow (keep her bum in the air). We started with having her back two legs on a step and luring her downwards, this helps her understand the position. After a while we removed the step and lured her downwards, similar to a drop but placing our hand under her tummy to help keep her bum up! She did well, we were able to get a few successful attempts where she held it for a couple seconds with no guidance.
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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