Mose had a great day today, we had lots of fun pushing his skills!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: This session focused on his duration while in a down position. Mose showed awesome prior knowledge of this so we were able to practice in a few different locations. We practiced outside in the carpark while an RAA man was helping a customer and in the classroom. Both environments offered people and dog distractions. To push Mose a bit more we also did some trainer movement around him, so he doesn’t get used to us being still. He did really well with this, keep working on his duration in a variety of environments to further proof his skill!||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For this session we worked on his front position. Mose showed a little bit of prior knowledge however the trainer did notice he would either swing around into a heel position or a middles position. So we went back to basics, sitting on a chair and luring him as close to us as possible. Mose followed the treat lure well and would rest his head on the trainers stomach quickly but then lift it off but still remaining close to us. This could be because it’s a new person and he isn’t as comfortable with them or he lacks some duration in that aspect. To build the duration, hold the treat lure still, then mark “yes” once he has held it for a few seconds. You might notice him breaking position when you say “yes” so this can also become your termination marker. As he improved you can wait longer and longer before saying yes, then gradually practice it while you stand up!||Focus: Back to Basics||C+|
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: To finish up we had some fun, we practiced some paws up on multiple objects and then also had him doing “place” on different things outside, like a tree stump! We then proceeded to the awesome confidence course! This has obstacles like a wobble bridge, see-saw, a-frame, train tracks and more! Mose showed no hesitation running through most of the objects however did struggle a little when it came to the tyres, not sure whether to go through them or over them! After a few runs he figured it out and seemed to really enjoy it.||Focus: Confidence||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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