Ozzie and his trainer focused on building engagement throughout the day, even when his favourite trainer was in the room training other dogs. He tackled each task with enthusiasm, happily completing each skill.
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: Place Training
|Comment: Ozzie worked on some place in the classroom, doing quick repetitions between two beds. We started sending him to a bed and rewarding him before sending him straight to the next bed before rewarding him again. As he became consistent doing this and engaging with his trainer, we started upping the number of times he needed to go between the beds to get a reward, making him go from one bed to the other and back before getting his treat. Ozzie was cheeky throughout the lesson, especially when his favourite trainer, Devon, was in the room training another dog, causing him to step off the bed early as he wanted to go say hello to her. Ozzie engaged more and more with his trainer throughout the lesson, starting to only focus on him as the lesson went on.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Ozzie worked on his touch skill in the classroom using a ring, getting him to consistently boop it with his nose. We started looking at teaching him hold but Ozzie was a bit too distracted for this skill, not even wanting to touch it. We used it as an opportunity to continue building his touch targeting. At first, Ozzie would touch it once before going back to being distracted. We put in some repetition, getting him to consistently touch it every few seconds when asked.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: Ozzie was lacking a bit of engagement this lesson, so we used his recall to build some. When Ozzie would get distracted, we would run backward, giving him the verbal "come," getting Ozzie to chase us backward. Once he made it to us, we would get him in a sit in front of us before giving him his treat. Ozzie had moments he would refuse to come back to us, making us reel him in, although spending most of the lesson making his way back to us. Once back to us, Ozzie did not like going down into the sit in front of us, requiring a bit of repetition before he consistently started to. We finished the lesson with a few repetitions outside as he was reliably coming back.
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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