Tink was SO ready for training today! We had fun working on her obedience and door manners.
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: Door Manners
|Comment: For this we worked all around the facility, finding as many doors and gates as possible. We didn't ask Tink for a specific skill, as this can lead to her preempting the release and bursting through the door. Instead we calmly approach the door, start to open it, if she is pushy we just shut the door and try again. She quickly figured out that being calm and waiting for the door to open fully meant we could proceed. We still used a release word when going through the door so she understands that there is still boundaries. You can use a sit or drop, but teaching her a state of mind rather than a skill at the door can be really useful!
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: We had lots of fun testing her drop skill with some red-light-green-light play! We worked in the shade near the front fountain for extra distractions. Tink's listening skill were strong today, even though she got really excitable between skills she remained engaged. She seemed to really enjoy running around and playing with the trainer! Try this at home, start with small bursts of excitement and slowly increase it each time.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: For her last session Tink worked on her middles skill, practicing from all angles! We started with something simple like going from behind the trainer, to standing sideways and letting her decide the quickest route. She did so well, we were even able to use this skill when making our way back to her accomodation, there were some dogs being moved to a different kennel and she seemed quite distracted by them. We asked for middles and she gave us her full attention! Go Tink!
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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