Waffles had fun going over his obedience skills today. His engagement was strong throughout the day, although with a bit of cheekiness his skills were consistent throughout his lessons.
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: Place Training||Comment: Waffles went outside to work on his Place. At first, Waffles was hesistant to go onto the bed while on the grass, resisting going on. We took a few steps back and lured him on with a treat as well as the tiniest bit of leash guidance, which helped him hop on. Once he went on the bed a couple times, Waffles was happy to jump on and off, doing it consistently when asked. He tried stepping off a few times, although quickly hopped back on when reminded about the boundaries of the skill. As we worked, We started taking a few steps back and sending him to the bed. It took him a few seconds each time to realise what we were asking him but once he realised he would quickly hop on the bed. He got quicker and quicker each repetition.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Waffle made his way outside, working on his loose lead walking. We made our way towards the carpark, making sure Waffles was using his manners on the way. Waffles was distracted as we got to the carpark as there were dogs in the paddock nearby running around, barking to get his attention. Waffles lost his engagement, following his trainer's movements although keeping his focus on the other dogs. We put a little bit of distance between us and the dogs to try and find the spot that is still distracting for Waffles, but where we can push him and get his engagement back. We managed to get his attention back on task, practicing keeping his focus and we got closer the the distraction. As we got closer and closer, Waffles stayed in the skill, doing well until the end of the lesson.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Play||Comment: Waffles finished with some fun going over his fetch skill. We focused today on getting him to consistently grab the ball for a treat. We held the ball in our hand, getting him to interact with it by just nosing it with his snoot. Once he did this consistently we only paid him for putting the ball in his mouth. He took to this quickly, grabbing it over and over. We then started to throw it to him, getting him to catch it in his mouth. He did this on and off, sometimes grabbing the ball, sometimes ignoring it. We focused on repetitions, rewarding him when he grabbed onto it. By the end of the lesson, He was going after the ball more often than when we began.||Focus: Conditioning||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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