Murphy had a fun day going over some of his basic obedience skills, going back to basics. He also continued learning his touch skill, getting his brain working and having some fun.
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: Place Training
|Comment: We revisited Murphy's place skill focusing on duration and manners. We tethered Murphy, taking a few steps back, making Murphy stay on the bed for longer and longer durations. As we paid him with treats, we focused on making sure he wasn't chomping our hand, only feeding him if he was taking the treat nicely. At first, Murphy was nipping us as he tried to take the treat but by the end of the lesson he took his treats nicely. Murphy stepped off the bed before his release a few times, but spent most of his time waiting for his release word.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Murphy went over his touch targeting, strengthening his knowledge of the skill. We practiced the skill from the beginning, giving him a treat for touching the stick. After a bit of repetition, once Murphy was consistently touching the stick, we moved on to starting to teach him "hold". We started to only reward him for mouthing the stick, slowly building up duration with the stick in his mouth. By the end of the lesson he was putting it in his mouth for a full second at a time.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Murphy went over his drops in the classroom, revisiting the basics of the skill. Murphy would go straight down into the skill, although popping straight back up again. We went over his duration in the skill, keeping him accountable to stay down in the drop until his release word. By the end of the lesson, Murphy was staying in the drop until we release him.
|Focus: Back to Basics
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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