Zoltan started the day a bit slow today, not really interested in treats as well as preferring to play/cuddle over doing his skills. We got his focus on his training, finishing the day off strong with a bit of fun. He got plenty of fun and attention in between lessons, helping him transition from games mode to work mode.
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: Zoltan went to the training paddock to work on his loose lead walking, with some "place" training thrown in as well. We practiced walking around the field, sending him to his place as we got close to the bed. Once he was in the bed, we practiced walking off to the other side of the field, keeping Zoltan on the bed, before walking back. Zoltan performed well in this lesson, completing all his skills when asked. He had a brief moment of cheekiness when we released him but were still a small distance away from the lead. Zoltan took this as an opportunity to run, wanting to play a game of keep-away. We quickly got him back into his skill, showing that even a dog as well-behaved as Zoltan will have moments when they take advantage of the smallest opportunity to misbehave.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Zoltan had a bit of an off lesson today, showing no interest in food and giving his trainer low engagement. We continued practicing his hold skill, although his motivation to perform any skill was lacking, as he was especially cuddly this lesson, ignoring his trainer to try and get scratches. We worked for a bit on getting his focus back on the task, with Zoltan periodically taking food and attempting the skill, although he would quickly lose interest again and go back to ignoring what we asked of him. We managed to get him back on task towards the end of the lesson, with Zoltan putting the object in his mouth, albeit only for a couple of seconds at a time.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: Zoltan revisited his middles skill, going back over the foundations quickly before starting to push the skill. We began working on him going through our legs and into position faster, as well as in one movement, as he gets a bit distracted once he had made it through our legs one way. Zoltan was back to his usual self this lesson, happily taking treats and engaging with the trainer. After a bit of practice, Zoltan was happily completing the skill faster than when we started.
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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