Stanley worked on his impulse control today. He was super excited at the start of the day which lead to some mouthing, jumping and pulling. By the end of the day he was channelling his energy into his skills.
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."
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|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Stanley started working on his impulse control with a game of red light, green light. As we greeted Stanley today, he was very excited to get going, which led to him exhibiting some undesirable behaviours as he was so excited he didn't know what to do with himself. This showed in his jumping, mouthing, and wiggling behaviours as he didn't know how he should channel his energy in a healthy way. We continued practicing by putting him on place and letting him settle down before releasing him and playing a game to get him super excited again, giving him practice in his ability to settle himself down. Stanley did well, remembering the boundaries of the skill, keeping his paws on the bed the majority of the lesson while he waited for his release.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: We took Stanley outside to work on his drop skill. We tested Stanley, seeing where the skill was at, with Stanley excelling and staying in his drop consistently. We went to the enclosed training yard and continued working on the skill, testing him further by dropping the lead and walking away while keeping him in position. Stanley waited for his release every time, staying in position until we released him. We then practiced recalling him from the drop position after we walked away. This tested him as he would consistently come back, although once back, he would lose his focus and roam off instead of staying in his sit next to us. We put some practice into this, getting him to come straight back next to us.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Stan finished his day doing some loose lead around the training car park, using another trainer and the dog they were training as a distraction as they were working in the paddock nearby. We practiced keeping him by our side, making sure his focus was on us rather than any of the smells or other distractions present. Stanley's focus was locked onto us for a good amount of the lesson, watching us as he waited for a treat. We also practiced getting him to take the treats nicely before letting go, making sure he was taking them gently. Stanley had moments every now and then of ignoring the trainer to sniff around or to watch the nearby dogs/farm animals, but this happened less and less as the lesson went on.
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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