Opal did well today with each of her skills as we upped the criteria for each one. Opal is a lot moe confident in the classroom now with her trainer, happily working for her treats.
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: Place Training||Comment: Opal worked on her Impulse control to start her day, using treats as a distraction. We put her on place, tethering her with plenty of length on the lead before taking a few steps back and dropping treats on the floor near the bed, making sure that she stayed on the bed until we released her. Opal did well watching the treats without stepping off, occasionally being cheeky and snatching a treat when she thought she could get away with it. As we kept practicing, we started dropping more treats closer to the bed to keep testing her. Opal listened the majority of the time with her place skill, although stepping off every now and then on her own.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Opal went outside, working on her Loose lead walking while engaging with her trainer. As opal made her way out, she would follow her trainer although not paying any attention to him. This would lead to Opal pulling as we turned, as she wasn't focusing. We made thing's a bit more fun for her as we walked, as she wasn't taking any treats while outside. This worked, getting Opal to engage with us. Once Opal was engaged she started taking treats aswell, making it easier to reinforce the skill. We worked under low distraction while outside to help strengthen the skill before adding in things that will take her attention.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: We put Opal on a long line and started working on her recall skill. We did this in the classroom under low distraction this lesson, focusing on getting her to consistently come back to her trainer. Opal was distracted at first, deciding she wanted to go off on her own and ignore the trainer. We called Opal back using "come" and ran backwards to invoke her prey drive, encouraging her to chase us. Once Opal caught up to us, we marked yes and gave her a treat. Once Opal understood the game, we only needed to take a few steps back to get Opal to chase us back, adding in a lure into a sit once she got to us. If Opal refused to come back, we use the long line to reel her in to keep her accountable. Opal refused to come back a few time as we worked but by the end of the lesson she was making her way back to the trainer consistently. She found the sit at the end challenging but after some practice she was doing it faster each time.||Focus: Distance||B|
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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