TJ had such a good day! He has shown some amazing improvements with his drops! So proud!
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: Place Training
|Comment: First session TJ worked on his place. Today we focused on his settling around people distractions and sending him to place from people. TJ did well being able to be sent to place while having some pats from a kennel staff member and was also able to hold place while his trainer sat near by. He can be cheeky and step off but is easily guided back by saying uh uh. We worked on some higher energy play and sending him to place at the end of the session and he was a bit cheeky but over time got the hang of it and would go to place from play. Keep working on this skill at home focusing on his settling while people are around or when he’s being a bit crazy, make sure you have a lead on him though so you can direct him back to place if he decides to step off.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: TJs second session we worked on his drops! He has shown massive improvement in this skill! He happily went into a drop when given the verbal cue “drop” and a slight hand signal (hand moving toward ground) he can be cheeky and go to mouth at the hand but with a firm uh uh he quickly cuts that out. He was able to hold his duration around low energy trainer movement (trainer walking around him slowly). While he can still be a bit slow going into the drop position he is definitely showing a good understanding of what is being asked of him! Amazing work keep it up at home!
|Skill learnt: Spin
|Comment: For TJs final session we had some fun learning spin! His trainer decided to spend the first part of the session working on a new trick to break up the obedience training and a reward for improving so much in his drops! To teach this we lured TJ in an anticlockwise direction and as he made the full spin we marked yes and rewarded. Spin isn’t just a fun trick but a great way to help with engagement. TJ had lots of fun with this and we finished up with some loose leaf out on the pavement. Where he showed some great engagement and minimal pulling. Keep up the good work at home!
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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