Pippa did well today! She was initially reactive towards a new trainer, but she finally took treats today and performed well!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Pippa began her day practicing some ‘loose lead’ walking, starting outside on the concrete. Pippa displayed reactivity towards one of the other trainers, but it was not out of aggressiveness, just pure excitement and being overstimulated. Pippa was not taking treats again, so the trainer attempted to use the tug toy and play as a reward, but she showed no interest. Instead the the trainer would reward her with physical touch/affection. Also as she was not taking treats, the trainer used lead pressure during her loose lead and added in some sits to help. The trainer would pull the lead up to initiate the sit, and once her bum was on the floor, the trainer would say “yes”, loosen the lead pressure and release her. She did not pull on the lead during this session, but keep practicing at home and start off with lower level distractions if you are struggling and slowly work up to higher distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up, Pippa practiced her ‘place training’, focusing on both duration and sending to and from with dog and trainer distractions. She killed it! At first she was not taking treats, but after a few minutes into the session she began to eat the treats you provided, yay!! For the remainder of the session, Pippa went to and from place nicely (only needing a few reminders here and there if we were a bit too far away) and withstood the trainers distractions of playing ring toss, riding a scooter and rolling a hula-hoop past! Keep pushing this skill at home, increase the distance slowly and push her with higher distractions. Great job, Pippa!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Play||Comment: To finish off, Pippa had a session of play outside. She was not fully interested in the tug toy, tennis ball or soft toy, but definitely enjoyed a run around with the trainer in the sunshine! Her last session was play so her day ended on a good note after her amazing efforts with training and it was just focused on her confidence at our facility. Keep pushing the basic skills with her at home, slowly building the distractions as you go. If she is reacting to people, walk her away until you find the distance where she stops barking and reward her. We do not want to push her too much and undo what she has learnt so far. Once she is relaxed, the person can try and approach, but again if she reacts, move her back away. Awesome stuff today!!||Focus: Confidence||X|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: We recommend considering a Board and Train for Pippa as the trainers feel that Dayschool's once a week are not enough to work on Pippa’s overarousal, reactivity and behaviours. If Board and Train is not manageable for you then we recommend booking consecutive Dayschools (2-3) per week to ensure there is efficient progress for the training and behaviour.||Focus: Repetition||X|
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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