What a sweet and happy girl Zolli is! She had such a great day training today!
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: First session Zolli worked on her place skill. This skill is great to build impulse control, help with self settling and can be hard to redirect unwanted behaviours. Zolli is still in early stages and needed a slight lure to help get her onto the bed. By the end of the session she had shown great progress, we were able to used the verbal cue “place” while pointing at the bed, then reward once she was on the bed and behind building her duration before releasing her with her release word “break”. Keep building her duration and strengthening her verbal cues before adding distractions.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Zollis second session we worked on her drop skill. Zolli is still learning the foundations of this skill and needing treats to lure her into position. Zolli prefers to be lured into a drop position from a sit position over from a standing position. Once in position we mark yes and release her. She is picking this up well and once showing more reliability in the final position we can begin adding the verbal cue and building duration.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Zollis final session we worked on her loose lead. Today we worked in the class environment to minimise extra distractions and build on her engagement. We set up two cones and worked on walking figure 8s between them to condition her to inside and outside turns. Zolli progressed quite well, checking in with the trainer and even able to pick up the pace slightly, if moving two fast she does get a bit bouncy and excited. Keep working on her leash skills and home and building her engagement.||Focus: Back to Basics||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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