Rosie did great today! She had a trainer she had never worked with before but this didn’t slow her down one bit, she had great engagement and focus and the trainer was able to get a lot out of her today.
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: For her first session the trainer wanted to establish a good relationship and connecting with Rosie since they had never worked with her before. If this can be established in this first session the rest of the day will be much simpler and a lot more fun. Loose lead walking is a great exercise to work up a solid relationship between handler and dog. There is constant motion which helps the dog focus on the handler, there is constant rewarding for good behaviour since she did so well and it’s easy to get the dog to do sit and drop while doing this exercises testing her obedience skills while also building that relationship! By the end of this session she was walking really close to the trainer keeping her eye on then and responding to the sit and drop a commands much quicker! The trainer believes the bond has been made! In a nice time and leading back on||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: for her second session the trainer worked on her place skills. Today they challenged her with this and pushed the skill a little bit with some food and toy distractions. The objective of the exercise was to have Rosie going from one place bed to another on command. Once the trainer was satisfied with this they then started to introduce distractions between the two beds designed to interrupt and distract Rosie from going to place. Initially she was easily able to ignore the toy distractions so the trainer introduced some scattered dry food. This really distracted her, however with some guidance from the trainer and big handfuls of kibble as a reward she slowly started to ignore the food on the floor in favour for completing the command given to her!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her final session today the trainer worked on something fun to round out the day with excitement and burn some of the excess Labrador energy she has! Today the trainer worked on her spin skill! To start she needed a lure to follow in order to do this skill, however like in previous sessions the trainer found that moving around with Rosie while doing the skill made it not only more enticing but easier for her to pick up the skill itself so they continued this in her final session today. Rosie was amazing quickly progressing from needing a lure to doing the skill off a hand gesture and starting to link the verbal in as well! This was a great final session and she should be nice and tired for the rest of the day in accomodation.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
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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