Phoenix had a lovely day today, we had some fun working on obedience skills and some tricks!
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: Place Training||Comment: This session we worked on some place training. Phoenix seemed a little hesitant stepping on and off the bed today so we worked mainly on duration with some trainer distractions. He broke position a couple times when the trainer moved around him quickly so we made sure to build up from predictable movements to quick/random ones! Keep working on his place training at home, adding in those random distractions to test him out - see if you can fool him!||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: This session was a mixture of hanky pull and ring the bell. Phoenix didn’t seem super into his hanky pull today, he did manage a couple nibbles on it but wasn’t overly keen! We decided to grab a desk bell and practice his targeting onto that. He did really well with short distance send to, so we made it increasingly difficult throughout the session, moving the bell further and further away from him. He did really well, we were able to have the bell approximately 1.5 metres away from him!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: The last session was spent outside in the sunshine, working on his middles position. Phoenix showed some prior knowledge of this skill but still required a lure into position. We used the two treat method - have him in front of you, throw one treat between your legs behind you, as he gets that treat grab his attention, luring him back through into a sit position! Phoenix was quite happy sitting in between the trainers legs, watching the world go by! You can increase duration in this position, its a great control position for crowded places, to attach a lead, or to simply keep him safe!||Focus: Repetition||B+|
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.
Check out our stories on Facebook or Instagram to see more of Phoenix's time with us. Be quick, though, as stories are only live for 24 hours.