Miss Sandy was happy to see her trainer today! Although a little nervous still she has shown some improvement already!
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: We started with something nice and simple to help her settle in! We worked on luring her on and releasing her off the bed to begin with, we were able to quickly progress to just pointing to the bed! She was still a bit unsure of her surroundings but was eating treats and happy to have cuddles with the trainer. This is a big improvement from her first day! We were able to start testing her place skill with some mild distractions too, stepping away and moving around slowly while she remained on place! Go Sandy.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Sandy was a little bit reluctant to follow the trainers lure down into the drop initially but we found that she was most comfortable going from a sit to a drop. So we used this method and then threw in some random ones where she goes from a stand to a drop. Sandy showed some improvement throughout this session but definitely needs work on that duration and understanding of the position. This all comes with practice and repetition, see if you can lure her into a drop position without the sit first - we ideally want it to be as quick as possible but for now focus on her understanding of the position.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: We started off in the classroom to help Sandy understand what we were doing - once she realised and started to engage we were able to make our way closer to the door and then eventually outside on the cement walkway. Sandy was a little bit distracted outside but the trainer helped her out by making themselves super exciting and fun. Sandy's engagement did improve but it is very important to start in environments she is ready for and then slowly add more challenges along the way! Remember: every time she pulls in front, stop, go the other way and encourage her back to your side, reward any engagement and good decisions.
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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