Poppy was a good girl today! Well behaved and loved her little dress up.
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: Poppy began her day with some ‘loose lead’ walking outside with a dog distraction. Poppy was very excitable at first, but managed to calm down herself and focus on the trainer. Poppy was fairly distracted this session by the other dog, but towards the end her engagement was mainly on the trainer. She was not dropping when asked sometimes though, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she would go into position. Keep up working on these distractions with Poppy, we would like for her to be able to perform her skills nicely no matter the distraction!!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Poppy’s next session was focused on her ‘chin rest’ skill. Same as last week, Poppy basically needed a constant lure to keep her head in the trainers hand. She responds well to this and rests her chin once in position, she just needs a bit of help and encouragement getting there. She is beginning to hold it for longer and waited until released. Keep practicing this at home and use a reward however often needed!||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: To finish off, Poppy practiced her ‘spin’ skill in the cattery, but in style! Poppy fashioned a gorgeous costume where a black cat sat on her back. Poppy was very distracted in the cattery and would not spin, even with a lure. The trainer then took her outside where she spun beautifully and each time she was asked. Spin is a great skill as it is a mini recall while walking, regains your doggos focus onto you, and the fact she did it with a stuffed cat on her back is great! She was not phased at all. Keep up with the distractions while doing spin, we would love for her to not get so distracted by the kitties!!||Focus: Distraction||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.
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