TJ had a good day today, he was a bit cheeky with some of his skills initially but did settle and begin to engage well. He generally works well around other dogs with no issue but does on occasion start to become quite vocal and struggles to engage with the trainer at this time
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: Muzzle Conditioning
|Comment: First session TJ worked on his muzzle conditioning. He is progressing well with this and holding his nose within the muzzle and building duration. He can still be bit wriggly with the straps going around his head but is getting better with every session! Keep working on this at home! We finished up the last few minutes of the session working on his kiss trick, ending conditioning sessions with something fun is a great way to keep the session positive. He is beginning to pick this up and not needing the hand there for guidance as much.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: TJs second session we worked on his drops. Today’s focus was his duration with mock greetings, dog distractions and toy distractions. TJ did well with the trainer approaching whilst tethered but did find higher energy levels from his trainer a bit of a challenge but was able to be redirected with a firm uh uh. He showed no interest in the other dogs but did struggle with a ball distraction. This is something to work upto with his impulse control. Keep working on his duration at home gradually increasing distractions.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Final session TJ started off with place in the classroom before finishing up with some loose lead. TJ worked on place as when he was first coming out of the crate he was calm and then began to be quite vocal and pulling towards another dog being trained nearby who he had been around most of the day. We put him back in the crate to settle whilst the other dog was taken out of the classroom. When in place he was calm and engaging with his trainer so we moved outside to work on his loose lead. He did well even while our maintenance staff were using power tools and making a lot of sound.
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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