Tilly had a good day today! Such a happy 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: Drop/ Down
|Comment: First session Tilly worked on her drop. Today’s focus was her being calm and neutral around other dogs. We worked outside with another dog being trained nearby. Tilly was very unengaged initially in the session and very vocal towards the other dog, we used her drop and “search” to help redirect her focus. After some quick repetition she began engaging with her trainer and was able to settle around the other dogs and over time we were able to decrease the distance between Tilly and the other dogs. Her drop and place skill will be important at home to help settle her around other dogs and when out on walks ensure you are aware of your surroundings and if you see a dog approaching create extra space where you can, reward when she looks at them as long as she is calm and keep her focus on you as you move past or put her in a drop and constant rewards as they move past.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Tilly’s second session we worked on her sit pretty trick. Today we worked on fading out the lure and guiding her up into position with just our hand. She did well with this following the hand up but still tries to nibble at the hand thinking there is a treat there. She is progressing well in this trick and we are still building up her duration and starting to add the verbal cue “sit pretty” as we guide her into position.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Final session Tilly worked on her loose lead, we worked out in the carpark around other dogs focusing on her engagement and neutrality. After some initial barking towards a smaller dog we were able to regain her focus after directing her into a drop. We continued to work around that dog focusing on rewarding her for engagement and calmness. She improved by the end of the session able to walk quite close by the other dog.
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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