Zoltan was such a good boy today! Remember for class tomorrow it might pay to fast (or very small meal) tonight and nothing tomorrow before class - to increase that motivation.
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: We worked around a few different dog distractions this session. We made sure to start at a decent distance and slowly reduce it - watching his engagement and energy levels. He remained focused on the trainer and didn't show the dogs much interest. We made sure to let him look at them for a few seconds, then call his focus back to us and continue along.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: We used a long line, working around dogs in the paddock and another trainer/dog duo. Zoltan was a little bit distracted by the dogs in the paddock but was easily redirected back to the trainer. The dogs were very high energy and running around barking lots - he never pulled towards them. Make sure to work at his critical distance - where he is still engaged with you with distractions present.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: We used the long line again this session, finding as many dog distractions to work around as well. We did a mixture of sending to place with increasing distance as well as moving away from him while he held place. Zoltan did well, however did get confused a couple times when we asked for place when standing a few metres away from it - to help him out we moved a bit closer.
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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