Moose had a great day today. He is showing good progress in his skills and such a sweet boy
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: First session Moose worked on his loose lead. For this session we worked in the carpark for some distractions. There was some maintenance work going on at the facility for additional noise distractions. Moose was quite bouncy and excited when coming out of the kennels and it took a bit to get his focus. Once focused he walked well by the trainers side with minimal pulling ahead and following direction change. He does struggle with his engagement/checking in with the trainer. Keep working in low level distractions at home and build up his engagement, rewarding any eye contact he gives you.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Second session Moose worked on his drop skill. Today we worked just outside the classroom for some added distractions with dogs being trained in the classroom. Moose still needs a sight lure to help get him into the drop positions once in the position he can hold his duration well around low energy trainer distractions. He can get up before his release word at times but we are able to redirect him back into position by saying uh uh and guiding him back into direction. Keep building his duration at home and fading out that lure.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Moose’s final session we were back out in the carpark to work on his loose lead and push the distraction level. As he is a big boy and you mentioned at drop off this is a big focus for you we wanted to work on it again to help push the skill. This session we had another dog being trained near by as an extra distraction as well as staff moving about the facility. This was definitely a challenge for moose but he progressed throughout the session. When he became fixated on the other dogs or staff we began to move the other way and as soon as moose began to follow we marked yes and rewarded. At home keep working on his leash skills in the home and gradually increase distractions. Building his engagement is also helpful, try working on some engagement games to help, This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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