Miss Sarai knew what time it was as soon as the trainer appeared!
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: Door Manners||Comment: We had to work on her manners and settling before we took her for training today as she was VERY excited to get started. We entered her accomodation and waited for her to settle, once she did we were able to attach the lead - If she got excitable as we attached the lead, we stopped and waited for to settle again. Eventually we were able to make our way to the play pen. We had a few more dogs than last time outside, including another very high energy shepherd. We allowed Sarai a couple minutes to toilet and sniff around before getting started.||Focus: Manners||C+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: We focused on her drop and place with “get it” as the cue to get the tug toy. Sarai was quite distracted by the other shepherd - running towards the fence and barking. We were able to call her name, wait for her to move away, ask for a drop and then throw the toy. We made sure to get her into another skill before rewarding her, since we didn’t want to reinforce the behaviour (barking at dog) with the toy. As the session went on, she was barking less and less at the other dog. Sarai was even able to hold her drop and just watch the dog move around by the end - she had lost interest in it all together!||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: This session focused on her “out” skill. Sarai was quite stubborn today, not letting go of the toy straight away. We made sure not to let her win, having the second tug at the ready as soon as she dropped the first one - since we don’t want her to think there is no reward for letting go. She did improve throughout but was really testing the trainers strength today! Make sure to have that second toy ready as soon as she lets go - we also did some repetitions with her drop skill, making her hold position while moving around with the tug toy.||Focus: Conditioning||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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