Pancakes did very well today, giving her full engagement to her trainer all day. We had some fun training as well as a little cuddle between lessons.
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 with Pancake’s loose lead skill, practicing inside with some repetitions before making our way outside. We practiced nearby the paddock with some dogs running around as a distraction for Pancakes. This didn’t faze Pancakes though, with her engagement staying directly on her trainer throughout the whole lesson, keeping herself right next to her trainer’s side.
|Skill learnt: Leave
|Comment: We practiced Pancake’s “leave it” skill in the classroom, putting her on place before starting the skill. We have high value treats in one hand and low value treats in the other. We let pancakes try and get the low value treats out of our closed hands, waiting for her to stop trying. Once she stops we mark “leave it” and pay with a high value treat. After a bit of repetition, Pancakes started to understand that if she waited for a treat she would get one of the good treats, which lead to us being able to put the low value treats up to her with an open hand without her trying to take any of them.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: We finished with Pancake’s place skill. We used a mixture of a dog distraction and toys to test Pancakes. We worked right by another dog, using a mixture of tennis balls and soccer balls, rolling and bouncing them next to Pancakes. Pancakes was interested in the movement but stayed on place the majority of the time. There were a few moments she got off before her release word, but quickly hopping back on and continuing the skill.
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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