Roxy was such a good girl today and did so amazing with her skills
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Roxy’s first session we worked on her drop skill. This is a good skill as it allows her to be in a controlled position around distractions. As Roxy is still learning the skill we worked on her foundations which involved fading out the treat lure into just a hand signal. Roxy did really well with this and was holding her drop until released aswell. To begin with we used a treat lure into her drop however as she was doing so well we started to take away the treat lure and use just our hand. Roxy didn’t take long to pick this up and was doing really well towards the end. The next step for Roxy will be to continue fading out the lure to just below the knee.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Roxy’s second session we worked on her place skill. This is a good skill for getting her to relax onto the bed. Roxy did amazing during this session! We worked on building her foundations as she is still learning this skill. This mean that we began by luring Roxy onto the bed with treats. As she was doing well we faded out the treats into just a hand signal (pointing to the bed) and she again did really well. Towards the end of the session we got up to sending her to place from a metre away. The next step for Roxy will be to continue working on her distance she is sent to place from.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Roxy’s last session we worked on her loose lead in the cattery. This was really good for Roxy are there were quiet a few distractions for her. She was very unsure about the birds to begin with so we did some conditioning and she became more comfortable around them. After she was more comfortable we started to work on her loose lead which she did relatively well with. When the trainer used a lure she was excellent however as we tried to fade out the lure her focus became misplaced at times. If she pulled she was told ‘uh uh’ and pulled away from the distraction. When she walked nicely next to the trainer she was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Roxy will be to continue fading out the treat lure for her loose lead walking and continue conditioning to cats and birds as she did still bark at them every now and then.||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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