Tily showed great willingness to learn today and enjoyed many treatos!
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: Place Training||Comment: We focused on luring Tily onto the bed, marking “yes” rewarding then releasing with “break” after a few seconds. Tily picked this up quickly, doing lots of repetitions helped! We were able to increase the duration while she was on “place” and even take a few steps backwards. She is a quick learner, this will be a good skill to keep working on at home as it’s great for building impulse control and general manners!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: We focused on building her engagement and helping her follow the trainer while practicing inside turns (turning towards her to turn a corner etc). It is important we build her engagement first so she is watching her trainer and following the body movements. Then we can start to practice inside turns, we used a treat initially to lure her while we turned as she would just keep walking straight and not pay attention to the trainers movement. She picked this up quickly though, she started watching our feet and predicting where our feet would land so she didn’t get in the way! Good job Tily!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Tily showed some prior knowledge of a drop/down position so we practiced lots of repetitions while also increasing the duration. Tily often popped straight back up after getting into the drop, so we made sure to introduce the release word “break” and said it before she stood up, guiding her out of position once we said the release word. As she builds duration and waits for that release word, you can practice mild distractions too, like moving around her or holding her favourite toy!||Focus: Duration||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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