Oscar did well today, he was a bit nervous to start with but settled down and progressed well!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Oscar’s first session today he wasn’t super keen on any treats. To help him settle into training we utilised some loose lead walking. We can do this without treats and it also allows him to explore his surroundings. We simply walked all around the carpark, driveway and grassed areas. If he pulled in front the trainer stopped, waited for him to turn around and then walked the other way. This teaches him that he can’t get to where he wants by pulling. By using pressure that he creates himself we can then use the release as a reward. If he is applying the pressure himself the only way to get rid of it is for him to give in to it. This can be used in many other aspects of training, not just loose lead. This is a great skill to teach first as it helps them settle and burn some energy.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today Oscar worked on some place training. He started taking treats this session so we were able to send him to and from place and also work on some duration with things happening around him in the class. Oscar seemed much more settled this session and showed awesome knowledge of his place skill. He did get a little distracted when a new dog entered the room but we were able to redirect his focus easily back to the trainer. Keep working on this skill, it’s great for nervous dogs to help them settle.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session today Oscar worked on his drop skill in the classroom. He was showing some good knowledge of this skill and could drop following a hand and verbal signal. We tested him with some trainer distractions like walking, jumping and stepping around him. He did very well with this, keep pushing this skill at home with new and fun distractions.||Focus: Duration||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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