Ollie had a great day today! He was very focused and listened really well!
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: Ollie began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, still focusing on the foundation and beginning to build duration. Ollie follows a lure very nicely into a drop, but has the tendency to get up right after being rewarded. To help teach him to stay until released, the trainer rewarded him frequently and after several “yes” rewards, she would throw the treat away from him, pairing it with his release word “break”. Ollie responded really well to this! Keep focusing on this at home, all while pairing the lure motion down with the word “drop” so he is conditioned to it as you go. Once he has a good understanding of holding his drop until released, we can begin to focus on adding distractions. Good work, Ollie!||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Next up, Ollie continued to work on his ‘crate training’, focusing on sending to and from, along with some duration in between. Ollie is a bit wary of the crate but did really well today! The owner was just throwing treats to the back of the crate to entice him in and he responded well to it. Once fully in, the trainer would shut the crate and reward him once more, waiting a few moments before opening the door and releasing him, where he would be rewarded again. The reason for these frequent rewards is to teach him that the crate is a positive experience. Keep practicing this at home, once he is doing this 90% of the time, slowly begin to fade out the treat lure and change to a hand motion and begin to add in the verbal cue ‘crate’. Let us know how you go when he is in next! Great work, Ollie!||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: To finish up, Ollie worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking inside the classroom with another dog across the room, he did really well!! Ollie had great engagement with the trainer and was not too fussed about the other dog. If he were to get distracted, with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah” he would give the trainer his full attention again. Keep pushing him at home with these distractions and see how you go! Good work today, Ollie!||Focus: Distraction||A|
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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