Sonny had the best day today! He is such a happy boy and doing so well with his skills! We would love to see him attend our upcoming Basic Obedience course (starting January 2024) to push his skills further :)
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: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Sonny’s first session we worked on his drop. Today we worked in the class with some high energy play (red light green light) before asking Sonny to drop. RLGL is a great way to help build his impulse control and teach him to respond to his cues even in a heightened state of arousal which will help redirect his jumping. Sonny did quite well for most of the session, as he began to jump the trainer said drop and he dropped right away. towards the end of the session he did lose focus as some other dogs were in the class and was slower to drop. Keep working on this at home!
|Skill learnt: Desensitisation
|Comment: In Sonny’s second session we worked on his cat exposure. We headed into the Cattery and sat by some of the condos, Sonny quickly chose to lay down next to the trainer and focus on them instead of the cat right near him which we rewarded heavily. We worked at having him at free liberty and not in an asked position to help allow him to make the right decision around cats, he did fixate occasionally when the cats moved, but easily redirected his focus back to the trainer when he heard his yes marker. We finished up just casually walking around the Cattery and Sonny engaged with his trainer the whole time!
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)
|Comment: Sonnys final session we worked on some Paws Up. This fun trick is great for confidence, building rear end awareness and great for photos! To teach this we used treats to lure Sonny onto the pod, initially he would step around the pod but began to start putting 1 paw on the pod to begin with and then got both his paws up! As the session progressed he became more confident and building duration. He’s still in early stages without any verbal cue but he is progressing well!
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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