Tessa did really well with her skills today but can still have moments of becoming excitable and overstimulated. Keep working on her skills at home, she's a smart girl!
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: Conditioning
|Comment: For her first session we started off with something fun and different to help Tessa with her paw handling conditioning and exposure - working on her paw print painting (as part of our art week this week)! Tessa was a bit wriggly but as we did each paw she settled better and allowed the trainer to handle her paws easier. She now has some lovely artwork to take home with her alongside some better handling behaviour of her paws.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For her second session we took Tessa into the cattery to work on her loose lead around cats, rabbits and birds. She was quite distracted by the animals, particularly as a few of the cats were right up against their doors. She had a few moments of barking and lunging at some but by working on repetition walking past them and repeating drops she was able to ignore them better (though would still be distracted looking at them). We can keep working her in this environment in future Dayschools to continue conditioning her to smaller animals.
|Skill learnt: Leave
|Comment: For her last session we worked on leave it with food, having her leave the offered kibble to be able to get a higher value treat (fritz). She picked this up quickly and we were able to push the temptation alongside pairing it with the verbal cue of "leave". Practice this regularly at home so that it is second nature for her before testing against high value distractions on walks and ensure you have something of higher value to 'trade' for her attention.
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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