Mr Ozzie was keen as to get started today, he showed some awesome engagement throughout his training and didn’t fixate once on anyone working around us.
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: This session was around some people and dog distractions. Ozzie showed no negative reactions to the people around us - even John who was all dressed up in his protective gear plus fly net around his face (strange looking man haha). Ozzie worked on his sits, drops and loose lead. He only got distracted when he saw some cows moving in the distance - we went to investigate them as he was quite curious. He just watched them but still listened to his trainer.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: We started to teach Ozzie something new today - hold an object. The end goal is to have him hold an object in his mouth until we release him. We started off with a toy dumbbell, rewarding him any time he looked at it or touched it. We realised he showed more interest in the toy when it was moving around so we did this. Ozzie started to pick up the toy, when we did we marked “yes” and rewarded him. The yes marker in this case become the release and the reward cue - since he will let go of the object to eat the treat. Keep working on this in small increments, rewarding for anything that is closer to the end goal.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: We worked in the paddock for this session on a long line. He was quite distracted at the start - nose buried in the grass. We were able to make ourselves more exciting, this helped Ozzie engage heaps! After a few minutes he was paying more attention to the trainer. We practiced recalling him when he was distracted and also while he held a down position. Good work Ozzie.||Focus: Distraction||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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