Tilly had a great day with training today! She showed some good improvement and had a lot of fun finishing off with a trick skill today!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: We started off with some loose lead with Tilly to burn off some of her energy. She was a bit distracted but was walking fairly well so we took her next door to the Pony Club to increase the distraction levels. It took her a good 5-10 minutes to start settling in this environment and to start engaging with the trainer. She did well but would sometimes get very distracted and would pull heavily to sniff at patches of grass. We will continue to build her skill in these more distracting environments during future dayschools.
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: For her second session we worked on door manners - starting with her being in a control position (sit or drop) before moving through a door then, as she improved, having her staying behind the trainer as they moved through the doorway. She picked up on this really quickly and after a few repetitions would wait for her release word without having been asked to even stop before she would follow the trainer through the door. Keep working on this at home and make sure you are resetting if she barges through the door or runs ahead of you as she has shown she knows the rules of doorways!
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For her last session we worked on the mental skill of Quoits. Tilly seems to be really into this game - she straight away went to picking up the rings and tossing them around. We worked on shaping the skill to tidy it a little more - only rewarding for full pick ups (not small movements) and rewarding her more for moving it closer to the peg. She had a lot of fun with this today though there were a few moments of frustration!
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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