Phoenix was a bit rattled by the weather as we started our day, although recovering strongly and getting to work throughout the day. It has been amazing to see Phoenix come out of his shell with all the kennel staff, as well as being able to spend time with him throughout his board.
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: Phoenix continued his work with his soccer skill, focusing on hitting the ball towards the goals. We started only paying him when the ball rolled through the goals after he'd touched it. Phoenix happily booped the ball over and over, although not aiming it yet. He got a bit frustrated throughout the lesson, with the heat not helping him focus. We took it slow and had a few breaks throughout the lesson to let him recoup. By the end of the lesson, he had knocked the ball through the goals a handful of times.
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning
|Comment: Phoenix worked on his muzzle conditioning in the classroom. We made it fun for him, moving around the room, putting the muzzle in new positions, and making him come to us and put his nose in it. Phoenix started slow, although picking up speed and quickly doing repetitions of the skill. As we got halfway through the lesson, the wind picked up with a little bit of thunder, completely taking his attention. At this point, it was very hard to get his engagement back. We did a bit of engagement building until the end of the lesson, ending on a couple of good repetitions.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Phoenix worked on his weave skill, fading out the lure through our legs. We started with a treat in each hand, luring him through before removing the treats and pointing to the side we wanted him to weave to. Phoenix happily weaved through for the remainder of the lesson, cementing the rules of the skill. He needed a few breaks as it's quite physical work, so we gave him a belly rub and a cuddle while he recouped his energy before starting up again.
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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