Phoenix was happy to get started today, happily engaging with his trainer from the beginning of his lessons. We went easy as it was hot outside, taking it a bit slower than usual.
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: Trick Training
|Comment: We started with some mental enrichment after the weekend, going over Phoenix's soccer skill to also build engagement with some fun trick training. We focused this lesson on getting Phoenix to try and touch the ball multiple times before getting his treat. At first, we rewarded him for just touching the ball once. Initially, Phoenix just wanted to cuddle with his trainer, flopping on the ground and pawing at him until he gave him a pat. After a bit of work, Phoenix started to boop the ball for a treat. Once he did this consistently, we started to withhold the treat until he hit it twice. Phoenix was a bit confused by this at first, but by the end of the lesson, he was doing it consistently.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Phoenix made his way out to the car park in the shade while it was still cool outside. We got Phoenix to work on his "place" skill with some distractions outside. We focused mostly on his duration in the skill. Phoenix happily went on and off the bed when asked, plopping himself down to relax. We worked nearby a few other dogs running around in the paddock nearby. Phoenix would look over at them, although happily remaining on the bed.
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning
|Comment: Phoenix finished with his muzzle conditioning, working on duration with his trainer. Phoenix was happy to work for his treats today, putting his nose in the muzzle over and over. He would only want to put his nose in for a second at a time, so we only paid him for keeping his nose in, with Phoenix consistently putting his nose in for up to 5 seconds at a time by the end of the lesson.
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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