Ollie had a fun day working with a new trainer today. He needed a bit of repetition to get his engagement, but once into the skill he tried very hard all lesson.
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: Recall
|Comment: Ollie started his day working on his recall skill. We started inside with some repetitions to get Ollie engaged before making our way outside the classroom. Once outside, Ollie got a bit distracted, coming back most of the time but periodically getting distracted wanting to investigate some smells. By the end of the lesson, Ollie was coming back every time.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: We worked on Ollie’s bang skill in the classroom, going back to basics. We put Ollie into a drop and used a treat to lure him into the skill. It took Ollie a few repetitions, but he quickly got back up to speed. We then started to lure him from a sit into the skill, before getting him to do it from a stand. By the end of the lesson, Ollie was happy to go into the skill with just the verbal “bang” and a hand signal all the way from a stand.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Ollie practiced his place skill by playing some red light, green light. We tried a bunch of noise distractions for Ollie, although none of them making him react at all. We then moved on to some movement distractions, using a soccer ball which we bounced all around Ollie which got his attention, making him get off before his release word periodically. We practiced playing with Ollie and the ball, getting him excited before putting him back on place and using the fun as a distraction while he settled himself down. After some repetition, Ollie was happily staying on the bed up until the end of the lesson.
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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