Sonny was full of energy today! He worked very hard to contain his excitement to be in the classroom, through working on drops and settling around some strange new friends!
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: Sunny was very cheeky in his drops today, although he was going into a drop well with a lure, he was struggling to drop on his own with just a verbal cue. This could be due to the storm, but working further, we can focus on developing his understanding of the verbal cue and increasing his duration with high distractions.
|Skill learnt: Desensitisation
|Comment: For Sonny’s second session we went into the cattery to work on settling around cats. While he knew the cats were there, he ignored them. Instead, he was very interested in the rabbits we have in the cattery at the moment. When we first went in, he wanted to chase them and was completely focused on them. By the end of the session, he was listening to them while he focused on his training instead! We did this by rewarding any engagement or acknowledgment towards the trainer. Overall, Sonny did very well.
|Skill learnt: Spin
|Comment: For our final session, we had some fun and worked on spins. Sonny started the session by getting a bit caught up with his own legs, but quickly became a spinning pro! We continued to use his lure to help him understand which way to go, but after adding his verbal cue he understood the skill very well (and loved doing it too!) moving further in the skill, we can continue to phase out the lure and additionally introduce the twirl command (turning the opposite way)
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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