TJ had a good day today, he was a bit cheeky in some of his skills but quickly refocused, he loved playing in the ice pool to keep cool! We hope all goes well with his desexing!
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: TJs first session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. TJ is a size 4 in the Baskerville muzzle. This session we focused on encouraging TJ to put his nose in the muzzle, rewarding each time and saying “yes”. As the session progressed we began to build duration, to do this we waited a second or two before saying yes to help increase duration the rewarded away from the muzzle. Keep working on this at home focusing on him holding his nose in the muzzle for a little longer each time before introducing the straps.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: In TJs second session we worked on Place. The focus of this session was sending him to the place bed and gradually increasing the distraction level. This will help at home to redirect unwanted behaviours. TJ had some good reps in this session from a couple of metres away with no external distractions, he does get a bit more distracted when other staff are in the class and did have a bark at another dog in a crate who was barking towards him but we were able to redirect his focus with treats. Keep working on this at home encouraging him to go to place gradually increasing distance and distraction level.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: In TJs final session we woke on his drop. TJ is showing good progress in this skill so we worked on increasing distraction levels by working in the classroom with another dog nearby plus ball distractions. TJ showed little interest in the other dog, he was more focused on the other trainer and the ball they had also. He did break position a few times but we were able to redirect him back into position by saying uh uh and guiding him back down. 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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