Mya was a little pocket rocket today! She is always full of beans, but she settled down once training commenced and did beautifully!
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: Mya began her day with some ‘door manners’, as she was keen on just barging through every single one. The trainer would ask Mya for a controlled position (sit/drop/middles) and begin to slowly open the door. At first Mya was very confused and wasn’t understanding why she couldn’t just walk through the door, but after a few minutes of persisting with her, she settled into her drop and the trainer was able to open the door without her moving a muscle, which is exactly what we want!! Keep practicing this with Mya as it is important for her to know she cannot just run through doors, if there were a dog on the other side of the door or another threat, we want Mya to be able to wait patiently while we assess the situation. Good work, Mya!||Focus: Manners||B|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: Next up, Mya worked on her ‘spin’ skill, and she did so well!! Spin is such a great skill to have as it is a mini recall in itself, which is perfect for when you are on walks! If she gets distracted, ask her for a spin to regain her engagement. This session she performed quite a few good spins, but sometimes she would get frustrated and instead jump up at the trainer. The trainer would then use her non-reward marker “ah ah” and try again, this time luring her a bit slower to get her back into the rhythm of things. Mya responded well to this, so definitely do this if she gets a bit stuck at home!!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish off, Mya was introduced to a new trick called ‘bubbles’. This is where your doggo sticks their nose in a bowl of water and blow bubbles! As she is new to this, the trainer began by throwing a treat in the bowl, to which Mya would put her head in for and while she tries to grab it, she blows bubbles. The trainer would then ‘yes’ reward her with a new treat. This was repeated for the remainder of the session. By the end Mya started to get the hang of it and would put her nose in herself! Keep practicing this skill at home, but be sure to have a towel down, it gets quite wet!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
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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