Zoltan has a bit of an off start this morning, although after a bit of time training he was back to his usual self. We worked on some conditioning throughout the day, reinforcing some principles that Zoltan hasn't gone over in a little bit as a reminder.
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."
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|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Zoltan had a bit of an off start to the day. We spent some time working on doing some nice, gentle walking in and out of the resort working on his manners as he was not keen to be inside, trying to barge his way out. Once he was following the trainer in and out without a fuss we took him for a walk around the hallways of the resort, walking past some of the other dogs. We did some laps up and down walking past one dog in particular who set off Zoltan as we went past. As this was unusual for him we continued walking up and down in front of the other dog for a bit of practice. After a bit of repetition, Zoltan started to ignore the other dog and stay by our side. We continued until towards the end of the lesson where we made our way down to the classroom to finish off the lesson.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Zoltan worked on his drop skill focusing on his duration in the skill. Zoltan quickly and confidently went down into the skill each time, although tended to pop back up before we had given him his release word. We put a bit of time into going over the boundaries of the skill, before putting in some more repetitions. As we got towards the end of the lesson, he started to remain in the drop, waiting for his release word consistently.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Zoltan finished with a bit of crate conditioning. We used some treats to start luring him in mixed with a bit of lead guidance to help. We did this by not pulling him in but making sure he didn't take a step back as he continued to move forward. Each step he makes, we give him a heap of praise and affection, helping him realise that going forward is a positive thing. Zoltan needed a bit of time to get the courage to make his way in, taking the treats we had thrown in to encourage him forward. Zoltan hit a point he wanted to back out, although we continued guiding him forward. By the end of the lesson we were able to get Zoltan inside the crate, with him spending a little bit of time in there to help desensitise him to the small area.
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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