Tydus did super today! He responds well to verbal praise.
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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Today Tydus worked on lots of skills that rely on good engagement. His first session today was loose lead walking. Tydus wasn’t overly keen on the treats today so we worked on just lead guidance with verbal praise! He responded really well to this and followed the trainers cues. We practiced this outside through the carpark and a little bit on the grassed areas. We simply walked along, if he started to get in front too much we would just give him the full length of the lead and turn around (but made it obvious we were turning). This means he would have enough leash length to respond to our movement and not reach the end of it. By doing this it keeps him focused on what the trainer is doing as they could turn at any moment, he responded well to this and when he fell into position by our side we would say something nice (happy tone) and give him a pat. He did get distracted by some things like dogs, people and trees but we were able to redirect that focus back to us by changing direction and encouraging him to follow along.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: His second session today was all about settling on place with another dog in the classroom. To start with we just did a few repetitions of sending to and releasing from place. This helped him get in the mindset and also acts as a refresher. Tydus did well to stay on place with another dog present but struggled to focus on the trainer. He would occasionally look to the trainer so we marked and rewarded that but we wanted more. To help with this we would walk around the bed and make funny noises to gain his attention. Eventually he would turn around and face the trainer. Once he did this we released him, had some good pats and then got him back on. After a while of doing this he showed much more engagement and would face the trainer straight away once on place. He would still get distracted and fixate on the other dog every now and then but didn’t break position once to try and reach them. Keep working on this skill, the more distractions you can try the better but remember to do it at his pace!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Lastly Tydus worked on his drop skill, since he wasn’t overly fussed about treats today we only got a few good drops in this session. The rest of the session we focused on improving his engagement with the trainer by practicing some loose lead walking around dog distractions and rewarding him verbally for any engagement. When we had good focus we would use a treat to lure him into a drop, mark yes, release and reward him. When he was focused he would happily take a treat but wasn’t fussed if there was something better to do, that’s why we only used the lure when he was focused on us. Keep working on his drops, also find what treats he absolutely loves and perhaps bring some for his next day-school! This might help him focus better if we can use his absolute favourite treat!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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