Zoltan did great work around other dogs today but needs a bit more work on his basic obedience skills alongside his trick training. He was such a happy boy today and loved his bit of play outside (he may have got a little muddy but he has had a bath!)!
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 his first session we worked in the kennel environment to work on Zoltan's exposure around dogs. He was a little quick in his loose lead initially but settled quickly and was able to stay mostly focused on the trainer even with dogs barking in their boarding areas. We also took him to an outside play area to work next to a reactive dog. Zoltan would look at the dog but was able to follow the trainer without reactivity. He was a bit stressed near the other dog - he wasn't as interested in treats (only ate some) and preferred to stay on the far side away from the dog (though would move closer if asked). If Zoltan is showing fear based behaviours towards over-active dogs this is important to work on so that he is not told off for his behaviour. In the classroom he was interested in watching a puppy in the crate but had no reactivity and was easily refocused with "yes".
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his second session we worked on Zoltan's drop skill. Zoltan did need some help with this skill today as he wouldn't always go straight into the drop but did for most of them. He did struggle to hold his drops once in them and would often get up. As this may not be a comfortable position for him we just worked on some minor duration but this can be a great skill (alongside middles) to work on when around dogs to give him a job to do.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: For his last session we worked on crate conditioning as Zoltan did not want to go into the crate today. By throwing treats into the crate we were able to progress to him putting one foot in, then both, then most of his body besides his back feet. It is important that Zoltan can be comfortable with crate training in case of any emergencies and it will allow him to learn to relax in the crate around other dogs training on the classroom in-between his sessions. The crate should always be positive for him so we can keep working on this during Dayschools.
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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