Sandy did really well today! While initially a little hesitant on shy she slowly came out of her shell today and she will cotnuine to the more training she does with us!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Sandy was a bit nervous when coming out of the pet resort today however not of the trainer but rather she is still getting use to the location and the business of day school. This is why they started the day with some loose lead, not only does it get Sandy more focused on the trainer and what they are doing but it also allows her to explore the location more and become more comfortable. While showing her the pet resort the trainer made sure to have strict criteria however, ever time she hit the end of the line and kept the pressure the trainer would stop and wait for her to return to them loosening the lead between them, when she did they continued the walk. She wasn’t taking treats this first session however the trainer was still able to communicate with her through physical interaction and cuddles, if she did something good she was interacted with, when she pulled on the lead or did something wrong that attention was taken away and/or lowered, this helped communicate when she was doing the right and wrong thing without the need of food rewards.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For this session Sandy was worked in the classroom around another dog who was also getting some training. This second session was focused on building up Sandy’s place skill. Today for the trainer she was very much still working on her basics to not just work on solid foundation skills that can be worked into more complex skills later on but also it gives Sandy confidence when doing work especially around other dogs and people. For today the trainer wanted to really drive home the verbal command for this skill which is “place”. To help with this they took her back to the start giving her a refresher course of what she had worked on the past few times she has come in and the trainer was able to really push her today especially since she was now taking treats this session. She was taken on and off place using her verbal command and verbal release command and repeated this quiet a few times, the high repetitions helps really solidify the skill in her brain especially when just starting out like she is, she really came out of her shell for the trainer this session and they have a lot of confidence in her abilities.
|Skill learnt: Exposure
|Comment: For her final session today the trainer worked on her paws up skill to work on a bit of confidence today, specifically doing paws up on the trainers knee! She struggled a little to start as the classroom was very busy and she got distracted by all the activity. However as the session went on the trainer was able to get her focused with some engagement games. Once her engagement had been achieved she was much easier to get to follow a lure and put her paws up on the trainers knee. This was a fantastic development for Sandy today as she went from unsure about the trainer to happily getting her paws up on to their knee and taking treats! The more she comes in the more she will come out of her shell and the more and more we can do with her! We can wait to have her back again next year, don’t forget to keep up the work at home over the break and we are so excited to have her back in the new year!
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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