Opal had a fun day training today, working on the skills with added distractions, as well as some distance and duration. She engages with her trainer a lot better now as she works 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: We took opal out over by the fence where some cows were grazing nearby. We practiced her impulse control around the other animals doing repetitions of place. Opal didn't pay them any attention as she went on and off place consistently as they were only 15 meters away. After a bit of time we made our way back inside putting Opal on a long line, practising sending her to place from a distance. Once inside Opal consistently went to the bed from a distance, although stepping off occasionally as we had some distance between us. By the end of the lesson she was staying on the bed reliably.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Opal worked on her duration in the classroom. We put her in her drop and walked back, keeping her in her drop and we did stuff around the room to distract her (running, dropping treats etc.). Opal was a bit cheeky going down into the skill, choosing to last second pop back up before getting into position. We kept her accountable and got her into her drop, with Opal consistently staying down in the skill, getting up early once or twice but remaining in the skill consistently.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: Opal finished her day with a bit of fun, learning her middles skill. This is where we get Opal to go between our legs into a sit. Opal was very hesitant to go through her trainers legs so we focused on getting her comfortable and overcoming this challenge. We use a treat, throwing it through our legs getting her to chase it through, once she makes it through we use a second treat to lure her back and into a sit between our legs. We managed to get Opal comfortably going in and out of our legs, focusing on getting her to go into the sit as the lesson came to an end.||Focus: Confidence||C+|
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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