Zac was such a good boy today and was so tired at the end of his training
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: For Zac first session we worked on his loose lead outside around Tessa. This is good as it teaches Zac to walk nicely on the lead and not pull towards distractions. When we first went outside Zac was a little distracted and pulled towards a smell on the ground, after the use of ‘uh uh’ he started to walk nicely. The trainer found that Zac showed amazing engagement when the trainer was giving frequent treats however as we don’t want him to rely purely on the treats we started to decrease the frequency. You could see that Zacs engagement decrease. We would walk a few laps and then whenever he would make eye contact is when we rewarded. The next step for Zac will be to continue decreasing the reward frequency so he doesn’t rely on the treats so much.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Zacs second session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill for Zac as it allows him to relax on the bed while you give your attention to either Tessa or something else. Zac did really well going onto place, however he really struggled to hold his duration while the trainer was kneeling next to the bed. He kept breaking to try and get some cuddles for the trainer. Therefore we worked on his place with people distractions. Towards the end the trainer was able to kneel and call him off without his breaking. The next step for Zac will be to continue working on his place using people distractions as he can still improve with this!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Zacs last session we worked on his drop duration in the cattery. This is good for Zac as it helps him settle around distractions. When we first went into the cattery Zac was extremely distracted and was pulling to sniff everything. He also didn’t go into his drop so we used ‘uh uh’ to correct this behaviour. As the session went on Zac started to settle and we continued to work on his drop duration. Zac did relatively well however he did break a few times over the session. The next step for Zac will be to continue working on his drop duration especially in the cattery as this environment proved to be a big distraction for him.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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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