Murphy was a bit cheeky back at training but it didn't take long for her to settle back into her 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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For her first session we worked on loose lead in the carpark. Murphy was very excitable for her training so it did take a bit of time for her to settle and stop wandering around so much on lead. Once settled though she was quite good at walking next to the trainer except for when moving over an area where a treat had been dropped! We didn't see much of her moving away after being rewarded but we do walk her on a short leash so perhaps try a mixture of a shorter leash and having multiple treats in the hand to encourage her to stay besides you. She did get very distracted walking on grass so keep building the skill in lower distraction environments to proof before increasing the distraction level.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: For her second session we worked on middles in the carpark as she was too distracted on the grass. We practiced doing middles while walking in loose lead - she got it most times but sometimes didn't quite end up in the right position! Keep working on this at home, she does seem to enjoy it!
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: For her last session we worked on recalls in the carpark. We started off with just short recalls during loose lead as a quick refresher and then moved onto the long line and doing long recalls from the drop position. Murphy was good at coming when called but can often go a bit wide on her way to the trainer so we focused on tidying up the skill by giving just a bit of guidance through the lead when recalling to keep her running straight instead of wide. She did improve on this so mix up recalls with a bit of "reeling in" if you find she is swinging out wide in recalls.
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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