Big boy Moose had a great day today! He is such a goofball and it’s always a great day when we see moosey!
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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: First session Moose worked on his Sit, Drop and Place skills with higher energy trainer movements. Our focus was getting him to go into these skills from a higher arousal state to help strengthen his obedience and assist in redirecting his jumping behaviours. Moose did well in this session but does still require hand signals to help get into position. His sit and place were stronger than his drop. At home when meeting people utilise his place skill as this skill promotes self settling and wait for him to be calm before releasing him to say hi, if he jumps tell him uh uh and ask for a sit or send him back to place, having him on lead while meeting people will also help you be able to redirect these behaviours.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Second session Moose worked outside on his loose lead. Today we worked on the grass area which initially was a bit distracting but moose quickly started engaging with the trainer after some sit repetitions. We were able to work on some inside turns and auto sits also to help boost his engagement. Moose walked well during this session even with another dog being trained nearby. He did become a bit unfocused towards the end of the session when a different dog came past, barking and trying to pull ahead and struggled to listen to his skills, we used “search” and scattered some food on the floor which helped break his focus from the other dog.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Final session Moose worked on his drop skill with some extra loose lead practise in between repetitions and mini greetings. We worked outside again around another dog to help build his engagement. Moose did much better this session with no interest in the other dog and holding his drops well. He still needs a clear hand signal to get into position. Other staff were moving about the facility and helped do some practise greetings where they began to approach while moose was in a drop, if he broke position they moved away and we said uh uh and guided him back into a drop. After a few repetitions of this he was able to hold the skill calmly while they approached and be released to say hello.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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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