Poppy was a little rusty to start with but picked up the skills quickly
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: Drop/ Down
|Comment: We focused on Poppy's impulse control for her first session. This involved kick starting her emergency drops with ball, food and Leena distractions. The idea of this is to assist with her developing better impulse control with the possum distractions at home. It is recommended that you work on her emergency drops in the backyard on a long line to enforce more control around the new distractions.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: Utilising a dog distraction (Pickle) we worked on Poppy's recall. Leena was also nearby. When Poppy was fully focused on Pickle she was recalled. This was a struggle for Poppy so we went back to basics to improve her focus and response to recall. At home set a few alarms every few hours to recall Poppy when she is outside. Practicing this on a regular basis will improve her response. Also make time to practice this on a long line close to the fence line so you can work on redirecting her attention.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Send to place with a distance was Poppy's final skill for today. The reason we revisited this skill is because it would be good to have a bed for Poppy outside for you to practice sending her to and from. This will encourage her to settle outside more, is a great way to redirect her behaviour and learn some boundaries within the backyard.
|Focus: Back to Basics
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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