Murphy had a great day working on her skills! She is such a good girl! We did notice in one of her sessions she was showing a lot of interest/licking around her genital area, given her age it worth keeping an eye on this and checking regularly for any seedling in the area that could lead to signs of heat, we just wanted to mention so you can check and keep an eye on it :)
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 Murphy worked on her loose lead. We started in the carpark to boost her engagement and quickly were able to move over to the pony club. She did initially loose a lot of focus in the new environment so we added some drops in to regain her engagement. After that she walked with the trainer, following direction change well and engaging. While at times she could still get a bit distracted by the odd new smell or bird that went by we were able to redirect her pulling/lack of focus by stopping and moving the other way.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Murphys second session we worked on her recall. Again we worked at the pony club to increase distraction level. As we worked here in her previous session she settled faster coming back to this environment. We worked on a short lead and Murphy recalled well, she does struggle finishing in a sit when she’s in higher distracting environments so we used our hand to help guide her into position before releasing her. Keep practising at home and changing environments to push the skill further, work on some other skills prior to help her engage and remember you want to be more exciting than anything else around her||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Final session Murphy worked on her cafe training. This session we had her tethered in the class and used a towel as her “bed”, we set up a chair and “table” next to it to replicate a cafe setting. During this session we scattered treats on the floor, had plates of kibble on the table and her trainer worked on moving around and getting up from the chair and sitting back down as well as another training coming over asking to pet Murphy and being excited where we practised advocating for her and move our hand out and said no. Murphy did quite well throughout this session not breaking from position, she can get a bit wriggly on the towel but generally stays put, she did however not like the chair being pushed in/out next to her so we worked on that to help her feel more comfortable with it.||Focus: Conditioning||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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