TJ had a great day! He is such a happy boy and showing great progress with his skills! Keep up the good work at home!
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."
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|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: TJs first session we worked on his drop skill. He is doing so well! We worked on getting him to hold the skills around trainer movement. TJ does well around low energy movements but can pop back up around higher energy movements. When he does this we tell him uh uh and guide him back into position with the lead similar to how you would guide him back onto place if he broke early but this time guiding him into a drop. You can also utilise the foot break we went through in the private (having your foot on the lead) when he is already in a drop and if he goes to break just say uh uh and as the foot break is there it will help guide him back into the position.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For TJs second session we worked on his loose lead. We started out on the pavement to build his engagement before moving out to the driveway. TJ was a bit distracted to start with by staff moving past and sniffing around quite a bit so we used his sit skill to get him focused before moving on with our loose lead. During this session we were able to work on his engagement and walking at different paces. TJ kept the pace when the trainer slowed down and sped up, at the faster pace he gets a bit excited and mouthy towards the lead but a firm uh uh stop him from continuing to mouth the lead. Keep this up at home focusing on his engagement and gradually increasing distractions.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: TJs final session we worked on his place skill. Today we worked outside for added distractions (other dogs, trainers and lawns being mowed). Our focus of this session was his duration and going to place around these distractions. TJ did well even with his trainer moving around the bed, he did step off a few times but we were able to redirect him back to the bed. Keep working on this at home adding different distractions and working in different environments.
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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