Odin was amazing today! He worked with a new male trainer and while a little shy to start he was quick to warm up to the trainer and really impressed them with his skills today!
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: The trainer was able to quickly establish a good relationship with Odin today. The trainer had made an effort during his spare time to stop past Odin’s accomodation and allow him to see and smell him through the fence for a few day prior to his training sessions today, this allowed him to settle in easier when the trainer entered his accomodation for the first time today and it took no time at all for Odin to come out and greet the trainer, ear out of their hands and allow him to put the lead on nice and easy! For his first session today he worked outside the classroom on the concrete working on some loose lead walking. Todays session was based around giving in to lead pressure and following the trainer. Every time Odin would hit the end of the lead and it would go taught the trainer would stop and wait for Odin to walk back towards the trainer releasing the pressure, this is teaching Odin that not only is he in control of the pressure and by sticking next to us it will always be loose but that when he hits the end of the line he isn’t suppose to stop but rather come back towards us which in turn will release the pressure.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session the trainer thought that they were making good progress on building a good relationship between the trainer and Odin so they tried working on some of his basic obedience skills. He is really good at his sit command, able to do it from both a hand gesture and verbal cue, his drops have also gotten better but do need a little more work especially on distractions. He has a good understanding of the skill though and like his sit doesn’t require a lure to comply to the command, just the verbal paired with a hand gesture. A big part of this session wasn’t only working on Odin’s skills but also getting him to be a little more comfortable with the trainer. Throughout this session the trainer made sure to bring a bit more energy to their movements and really praise Odin when doing something right, this seemed to activate his drive a little more and his tail started really wagging! A happy dog is always more willing to work on their skills and follow lures than a dog that is unsure, if we can get Odin to really open up he will start really showing us what he is fully capable of. However this just comes with time, patience and understanding.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session today the trainer worked on his place skill. This is another basic obedience skill that can not only be very useful but is a base for so many other skills. Today the focus was on repetition and asking Odin to do this while he was in a high state of arousal. If he listens to us while crazy then he will listen to us at almost any time! To do this they would have Odin on the place bed, move away from him slowly and enticing him before breaking him off with his release word, play with him for a short period and then asking him to go back to place. The trainer made sure to avoid encouraging jumping behaviour during this high energy play, to do this every time he would start trying to jump up the trainer would stop playing and go “dead like a tree” crossing their arms and if ire him. This would make Odin get bored in the trainer and when he get down and stops jumping the trainer would then re-interact with him continuing the fun.||Focus: Repetition||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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