Summer had a fun day without with a new trainer going over her obedience as well as building her confidence. She was a bit cheeky throughout the day although worked hard, trying hard for her treats.
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: Middle Position
|Comment: Summer started the day with her middles skill, working on getting in good repetitions. We started without using a lure, with Summer happily making her way through our legs to complete the skill. We kept putting in some practice with Summer beig cheeky every now and then as she stopped listening to the trainer, only going through our legs if she could see the treat in our hand. After a bit of work, Summer started to consistently complete the skill when asked. We then added in a bit of movement, getting her to walk forward with us while she was in position. We used a treat to lure her forward, finishing the lesson being able to take a few steps forward each tine with her remaining in between our legs.
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)
|Comment: Summer continued on her paws up skill. Summer started on the small step, not sure about stepping up as she tried to slighty paw it. We continued luring her up until she put both her paws up before heavily rewarding her. At this point she started to get more confident, happily putting her paws up on the step whenever asked. We then started to increase the height of the step, using multiple steps stacked on top of each other. Each time we increased the size, it made her a bit hesistant although conquering them quicker each time. Once we ran out of steps we started using an ottoman to test her confidence, with her happily jumping up each time although taking a bit of time to gather herself before hand.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Summer went over her drop skill in the classroom, going back to basics. She was being very cheeky at first, both ignoring the trainer going down into the skill as well as getting up before her release word. We put some repetition into the skill, reminding her of the boundaries. As we continued working, summer started smashing the skill, staying down in the skill and waiting for a release. We started adding in distractions like movements and toys to see if it would make her get up early. Summer consistently stayed in the skill until her trainer released her, finishing the lesson was consistency.
|Focus: Back to Basics
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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