Summer was such a legend today! Due to the rain we were stuck in the classroom today but this didn’t stop the trainer for testing and pushing Summer’s 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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her first session the trainer wanted to try and push her loose lead skills! Now of course loose lead walking isn’t just walking around in a straight line focusing purely on the dog, sometimes it’s through forests or on the beach where there are obstacles and distractions. So today the trainer had the opportunity to have the whole classroom to just themselves and so set up a bunch of obstacles for summer to loose lead through. She had to crawl under a raised place bed, jump over out grass barriers and weave through a figure 8, all while keeping good focus and a nice loose lead! To begin with she was a little confused about the constant turning and direction changed however with a little help with some lures she was soon following easily! Her biggest obstacle was jumping over the grass barriers, the trainer discovered if you get a bit of a run up and really get her jazzed up with a bit of encouragement and movement from yourself she is a lot more willing to jump over the obstacle rather than crawl over it! She was great this first session and seems nice and driven for the rest of her day!||Focus: Obedience||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session today the trainer worked on her place skills. Since it was raining outside they were not able to do the original plan of working with this in the playpen off lead, so instead they worked in the classroom and tested her on the skill. To test her today the trainer had different objects she had to go to place on, there was another grass barrier, a towel, a pillow and of course the place bed. She was a little hesitant of the pillow but was much more confident to jump up onto the grass barrier due to the work put in during the first session. She was not only able to go on to each of these items but also waited for her release word every time!||Focus: Distance||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her final session today the trainer wanted to work on getting summer to use that big golden retriever brain! So they started playing the cup game with her. The cup game is like what you see the street con men trying to do, you place some food in one or three bowls then flip them all upside down and mix them up! It’s then up to Summer to sniff out the right cup! Only when she touches the cup with her paw will the trainer reward by flipping the cup over and letting her eat the food underneath! She was naturally trying to paw the cup out of frustration due to not having access to the treats but the trainer was able to successful shape this into her just touching the cups in the end. This is not only shape training but it also teaches her to use her nose a little more and work her olfactory sensors!||Focus: Foundation||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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