Phoenix continued his trick training today, having some fun with his skills, enthusiastically tackling each task as we went. We went over a refresher with his place obedience, with him absolutely smashing it.
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."
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|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Phoenix worked on his place skill, doing some quick repetitions outside the classroom. We put him on and off place, letting him go at his own pace although keeping up the pace to keep it nice and fun for him. Phoenix happily ran on and off the bed as asked. Phoenix hopped off before his release a few times but spent the majority of the lesson listening to his trainer. We then practiced a few send-to-place's, doing it from a distance. Phoenix smashed this, going to the bed every time from up to five steps away.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Phoenix continued on his soccer skill. Today we added in the goals, getting him to start hitting it through. We started getting him to continuously hit the ball forward with his nose, with Phoenix happily hitting it up to four times in a row for a treat. At this point, we set up some cones and put the ball right in front of them, paying him for hitting the ball through them. We then started putting the ball at a further distance away a step at a time. Once Phoenix was consistently hitting the ball in from a step back, we would go a second step back and start practicing from there. By the end of the lesson, he was booping it through the goals from a couple of steps back.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Phoenix finished learning the weave skill. We used a treat in each hand, luring him in between our legs one way, giving him the treat before taking a step and luring him the other way. We continued this, getting Phoenix comfortable with walking between our legs as well as giving him plenty of breaks so he wasn't overworking himself. By the end of the lesson, he was happily following the treat through our legs, ready to start looking at fading out the lure.
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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