Sonny did amazingly today! He put in some great work really progressing his skills and showing just how passionate he is about his training!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his first session today the trainer worked on some more loose lead with Sonny. He did great for this first session, he was switched on and taking commands like a champion straight out of the gate today, he waited at doors for his release word and stuck nice and close to the trainer. Other dogs and people are still a bit too much for him right now so he was taken to the concrete area however in order to challenge him the trainer introduced sitting and waiting into the exercise today, this involved getting Sonny into a sit while the trainer still moved, he was expected to stay in this spot until the trainer released him, as you can see from his social video today he smashed this and really impressed the trainer.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked on his “place” skill. To help solidify the verbal command as well as make the exercise fun the trainer sent Sonny back and forth from two seperate place beds they had placed out on the floor. He was also asked to do this in quick succession with minimal rewards. This is how we check if the dog understands the verbal or is just following instinct, to the happiness of the trainer Sonny showed signs of understanding the verbal easily and now we can start working on developing this skill with duration, distractions and distance. This is a very useful skill for helping control his herding behaviours he is showing at home, if he knows he isn’t suppose to leave the bed when asked you can send him to place as he starts to herd the cats!||Focus: Repetition||A+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For the last session we worked on another useful skill to help Sonny with his herding behaviours which is drop. This is a bit more of an instant stopping tool as place requires you to have something to send him to while drop is instant. In order to help with his herding behaviour the trainer didn’t just get him in his drop today but tested him with fast movement as this is most likely what is going to be around if he is attempting to herd the cats! He did really well only breaking a few times and starting to pick up on the rules quickly today, again he may need some more sessions but he is making progress every time he comes in with us which is what we are looking for, every dog has off days with training but if we can make progress, no matter how small, each time he comes in he is benefiting from this training!||Focus: Repetition||C+|
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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