Murphy did fantastic today! She was amazing at keeping her engagement on the trainer and put in so amazing work into her skills today, we highly recommend attending our upcoming basic obedience class that runs for 5 weeks, this will be an amazing next step for Murphy and 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."
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|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For her first session today the frisbee worked on her loose lead walking skills. The expectations of the trainer were high today as Murphy has been doing so well recently with this skill. She was taken out and walked outside today but not just in one specific place but instead she was taken around the entire property! She was worked around others dogs and people, smells and sounds but none of it seemed to bother her. The trainer did even need to charge her up very much today! She was just excited to work which we love to see so the trainer made sure to use minimal rewards to really solidify this skill and her basics! This was an amazing first session and was a great way to get her ready for the day.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For her second session the trainer first started with a bit of fun, the trainer likes to try and do some trick training at the start of some sessions to really activate the drive in the dog since trick training can be so fun and high in rewards. The trainer did some roll over with Murphy to really get her going, the focus was me getting her to get all the way over as she was stopping halfway on her back. After this was done for a bit and she was nice and focused the trainer did some impulse control with the help of drop. The trainer would pretend to be a young kid and get low near Murphy and really jazzed her up with some play, the trainer would then randomly ask for her to drop and move away from her. Murphy did so good with this today not only did she drop ever time she was asked she actually started putting herself in a drop when the frisbee would stop playing and move away, these self made decisions are what we want to reward highly as this is showing us she is forming her on good behaviours and we want to encourage that as much as possible so the exercise was repeated all the way until the end of her session.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For her last session the trainer simulated some cafe training and worked on her place skill to better help with this. While at a cafe you’re not going to have a place bed to use, the trainer wanted to see if Murphy would go to place on different objects. Today they started on a place bed but they were able to start working her to smaller and smaller objects, the idea is that when at a cafe you will be able to put a napkin down and Murphy should be able to see this as a place object! Today the trainer was able to bring a towel out and Murphy was using this as a place bed, next session we will try a napkin!
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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