Overall Opal had a great training session today, she is a very sweet dog and very driven to work when she wants too. Today was one of those days! She progressed very well today and we had a lot of fun.
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: Desensitisation
|Comment: We started with a brush/grooming desensitisation session. I started off by rewarding her for being near the brush and acknowledging the brush is there. When she was more comfortable I took a handful of high value rewards and let her pry them from my hand while I slowly brushed the side of her. After a few minutes we’d stop, and go back to rewarding for associating with the brush. She is improving slow and steady, but she is progressing.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Brushing was stressful for her so I decided to do something fun for her second session. I put out two place beds for her and verbally sent her back and forth between them. Occasionally switching it up and sending her back to the place bed I just broke her from. This was very engaging and fun for Opal, a good stress relief after the first session.
|Skill learnt: Leave
|Comment: For her third session we practiced “leave it” by using the place bed as a boundary. Opal had food thrown just short of her reach and if she stayed on the place she was rewarded. This proofed her place command as well as her leave it.
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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