Overall Opal did a fantastic job today. She really enjoys the sessions and it’s extra mental stimulation for her during her stay.
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: Leave
|Comment: Firstly we started with “leave it”. Starting the foundations of “what I have is more valuable than what you want”. Opal is a very intelligent dog, she learns and picks up patterns very quickly. Next time we will work with her outside on scents she’s attracted too. Proofing her recall off distractions will also help with the “leave it”‘command.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Secondly we worked on crate training with her, she learnt very quickly that screaming at us did not earn her what she wanted, which was to leave the crate. Rewarding for being quiet and settling, she eventually stayed quiet for an extended period of time. Which is when we then rewarded her by letting her out. Repetition will assist in her being calmer in a confined space. This will also help her self soothe and regulate her own emotions.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Lastly we worked on loose lead skills. Opal is a master of the loose leash. Working around distractions such as other dogs barking, dogs training, as well as people coming and going, she maintained a loose leash the entire time. We will increase distractions next time.
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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