Opal had a good day of training, with solid engagement throughout the whole day. She happily took her treats, trying hard at her skills to earn her food.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Opal continued working on her loose lead with emergency drops. We put her on a long line, doing repetitions in the classroom before putting her into her drop. Then, we practiced walking away while Opal was in her skill, ensuring she remained in place. Opal would initially be cheeky, attempting to get up as we neared the end of the lead. We took a step back, gradually moving away from her, and rewarded her for not getting up. By the end of the lesson, we could walk around her at the end of the lead without her getting up.
|Skill learnt: Leave
|Comment: We revisited Opal's "leave it" skill. To test her, we presented a handful of low-value treats and a handful of high-value treats. Holding the high-value treats in front of Opal, we waited until she stopped trying to get them before marking "yes" and giving her a low-value treat. Opal persistently tried to get the treats initially, but as she ignored them more quickly, we began associating the word "leave it" with leaving the treat alone.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Opal continued her hold skill, emphasizing consistency. Although we couldn't extend the duration with the stick in her mouth, Opal attempted to grab the stick more frequently, increasing the duration she held it for a few seconds. Opal would express frustration, pawing at us for a treat when unsuccessful, which is beneficial as it encourages her to try new things, contributing to her ability to hold it for longer periods.
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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