Zolli did great with a new trainer they had never met before today. They were engaged and put in the work with their skills 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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For her first session today the trainer worked on her loose lead walking. Today for an added distraction the trainer did this out on the concrete with another dog. Initially she was a bit distracted and she really wanted to walk towards the other dog. However the trainer really worked with Zolli on what we call her “critical distance” this is how close she can get to distractions before they get too much for her, knowing this critical distance is vital and teaching Zolli better behaviours. They discovered today that her critical distance was at about 5-10 metres any closer than this and it was too much for her. To help with getting a better critical distance the trainer would slowly walk towards the other dog, when they hit the critical distance they would offer Zolli a reward and distract her while they got a little closer, this was successfully done today and the trainer was able to start decreasing this distance which is great.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: for her second session she was worked on her place skill. She is still just learning the basics of this skill but did really well at making some progress today on her place skill. To start she wouldn’t even go on to the place bed so the trainer was just luring her on and off, however it didn’t take her long to pick up on this and the trainer was able to start adding in the verbal command of “place”. She really pushed forward today when the trainer was able to say the command and have her go to the place bed which is amazing progression! She will need a bit more work before she is fully competent with this skill but she is making great progress.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For her last session today the trainer worked on Zolli’s drop skill. Out of her basic obedience skills this is the one she seems to need the most work on. She is unable to do it from a standing position right now so the trainer is getting her to do her drops from a sit first then asking her to go into the drop. She still required a lure to go into the position however as the session progressed the trainer was able to start adding in the verbal command since she was showing multiple cases of success, she still has a bit of work in front of her but she showed some progress today which we love to see.
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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