Rue had some fun back in the classroom, going over her basic obedience skills. She was a bit cheeky at first but after a few refreshers she was back to her old self, engaging with her trainer 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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Rue started her training in the classroom today, going back over the basics of the skill. Rue was cheeky at first, showing she still retained the knowledge of the rules of the skill although choosing to step off before her release. We went over a few repetitions to get her back up to scratch before putting her on a long line and practicing sending her to the bed from more and more of a distance. We started from just a couple of steps away, continuing slowly, making our way back until we were up to 6 meters away, with Rue consistently going onto the bed. We then made our way outside with our regular lead again, going back over the foundations in a more distracting environment. Once outside, Rue was distracted by another dog running around in the paddock. We practiced the boundaries of the skill as she fixated on this other dog, getting her engagement back on the trainer. She would ignore the trainer sometimes while the other dog was on her radar but after a bit of repetition, she finished the lesson mostly paying attention to her trainer.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Rue went back to basics in the classroom with her loose lead, focusing on her engagement. At first, she kept pulling forward, planting herself as she sniffed some of the smells in the classroom. We went over the foundations of the skill again, reminding her of the boundaries. After a little bit more repetition, Rue started to walk by our side, keeping her focus on the trainer. She would still lose focus for a few seconds although quickly making her way back to our side. Rue then went outside to continue her walking under low distraction. Rue did well at this point, staying by us although losing focus every now and then as she lost her focus.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Rue finished with her drops in the classroom, focusing on duration in the skill. Rue would cheekily get back up when she wanted, so we went back to basics. After a little bit of a refresher, Rue happily stayed in the skill. We then added in some distractions, using a soccer ball she wanted to play with. We bounced the ball around her and threw it past her, getting her to remain in the skill. This would cause Rue to get up early a few times, although as we kept practicing, she stayed down in the skill until release.
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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