Tilly did so well today! She was quite reactive during some sessions, but she always regained focus with the trainer!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: To kickstart Tilly’s day, she practiced her ‘drop’ skill in the classroom, focusing on duration with distractions (other trainers and dogs in the classroom). She did so well! At first she was a little reactive towards the dogs, but with the use of treats and her controlled position (drop), she settled down and gave her full attention to her trainer, which is fantastic! For the remainder of the session she was able to stay in a drop while other trainers and dogs were being distracting. There were the few odd times where she would break, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she would immediately go back into her drop and wait until released. Keep up the awesome work at home and keep adding in those distractions!||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up, Tilly worked on her ‘place’ training, focusing on building her duration with small distractions. Tilly has a good understanding of this skill, so it was easy for her to remain on place until she was released. The trainer then added in some small distractions; squatting, light jogging and jumping. Tilly did really well and resisted for the most part! There was the odd time where she would break, one time being when another trainer had a tennis ball bouncing, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she got back on place and waited until released. Keep up the awesome work with her training, she is improving so much!||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: To finish off, Tilly worked on her ‘loose lead’ walking inside the classroom, trying to build engagement. The trainer attempted to build her engagement by having a treat filled hand right in front of her nose, acting as a lure. Tilly was quite distracted by other things in the classroom, but this trick worked for the most part. When another dog entered the room, she became quite reactive so the trainer then lured her into a drop, which she followed after a few tries. The trainer then kept ‘yes’ rewarding her, giving her treats each time she looked at the other dog. She settled after about 30 seconds. The rest of her session was focused again on her drops, keeping her mind busy with the new dog in the room. Keep up with this at home, remember to lure her into a controlled position and reward her, barking or not. Get her attention onto you.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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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