Rue worked on her distractions throughout the day, keeping her in her skills whilst testing her. Rue did well, getting up a bit evry now and then although showing a good amount of impulse control, being rewarded with a few games.
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."
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|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Rue worked on her place skill in the classroom. We tethered Rue and started building distraction. Rue was tether on place while we used some toys (tennis balls, squeeky toys etc.) to test Rue. We started with the less distracting tennis balls, starting by bouncing them infront of her, before throwing them past her at speed to get her wanting to chase them. Rue started by hopping off the bed as she tried to chase them, although with a bit of practice starting to stay on the bed and watch them go by. Once she was consistently on the bed, we moved on to the squeeky toys to up the distraction. Once again, Rue started trying to chase after it instead of stay on the bed. We put some repetition into the skill, with Rue starting to stay on the bed and watch it go by. She would still try and be cheeky, stepping off the bed slightly to try and reach it when she could, although becoming more reliable as the lesson went on. We finished by throwing some food on the ground in front of her as a fial test, With Rue not budging, watching it go past.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: We took Rue for a loose lead walk around the facility, focusing on maintaining her lead manners for the entire duration of the walk. Rue started well, staying by our side reliably as we walked. As we walked up and down next to one of the paddocks, Rue lost her engagement a few times, fixating on the dog as she wanted to pull her way over towards it. We put in some repetition by the fence, getting Rue's engagement back as she started to ignore the other dog. We then focused on maintaining Rue's engagement without treats, rewarding her at the the end of the lap only, before only rewarding at the end of two laps. Rue would tend to lose engagement after a lap, wanting to sniff the ground but after a bit of repetition she was completing both laps while waiting for her treat consistently.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Rue worked on her drop skill using a game of red light, green light. We put Rue in her drop position before moving around her with a bunch of distractions. If Rue stayed in the skill we would release her and play a quick game while if she got up, we would reset and start the timer again. Rue was a bit cheeky going down into the skill, but with a gentle reminder of the boundaries of the skill, Rue stayed in the skill more reliably as the lesson went on, patiently waiting for the toy. As the lesson we on we had a few instances of Rue ignoring her trainer, not going down into her drop, although spending the majority of the lesson quickly going into the skill and waiting as asked.
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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