Opal had some fun inside today, staying out of the rain. We did a bit of trick training to keep her engaged and to continue building her skills.
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: We started out our day by going over opal's manners. We spent a little bit of time revisiting her door manners as she was trying to excitedly barge out to get to her trainer. Once we were out doing our loose lead, we did some laps of the corridors of the retreat where she passed by other dog's who were relaxing. Opal started puling back and forth for the first few minutes but after some repetition we got her staying by our side. We then made our way to the classroom to continue her loose lead, focusing on her engagement with the trainer. We finished with Opal walking by her trainer's side consistently.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: We started teaching Opal her "grab" skill today. We started with her touch targeting skill, but as she cotinuously booped the stick we moved on to getting her to hold it in her mouth. As we continued practicing, Opal started to put the stick in her mouth consistently, although not holding in her mouth at all. We only paid her a treat as she held it in her mouth for a second or longer. As we put in repetition, she started to hold it in her mouth for up to a second and a half at a time consistently.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: We introduced Opal to her Ta-Da skill. This skill is where we get Opal to jump up onto her trainer's leg while he is on one knee, with him being able to put his hands in the air in a Ta-Da! pose. Opal started the lesson not wanting to put her paws up on the trainer, trying to snatch the treat by just jumping up in the air for it. We practiced luring her up onto our knee with a treat, getting her to just put one paw up before getting her to put both up. By the end of the lesson we got her to start jumping up onto our knee more confidently.
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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