We spent our time today inside out of the heat, working on his skill around other dogs. Zoltan was super engaged with his trainer today, spending his time zoned into each task.
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: As we went to greet Zoltan today, he was very excited to get started. He tried to pull us down towards the classroom, so we went over his loose lead up in the resort, also working around other dogs to teach him that his loose lead applies everywhere, not just the classroom. Zoltan quickly started walking by our side again. We did a lot of repetition before calmly making our way down to the classroom. Once in the classroom, Zoltan practiced walking by other dogs in the room, keeping his engagement on the trainer.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: Zoltan worked on the long line in the classroom. We used another dog who was training in the classroom as a distraction, letting him get to a close, safe distance towards her before calling him back. Zoltan would look at the other dog every now and then, although not really paying any attention to her, happily coming back most of the time.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: We started shaping Zoltan's "high 5" skill. We did this by holding a treat in our hand and putting it in front of Zoltan. We waited for him to start pawing at our hand before marking "yes" and giving him the treat. Once he was doing this consistently, we started working on making him paw our hand in an upright, high 5 position. Zoltan was a bit confused about this skill at first, but after a bit of dedicated practice, he started to understand the foundations of the skill.
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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