Mr Zoltan worked hard today and showed off his skill. What a good boy, for a few minutes at the end of each session we also worked on some crate conditioning - we want him to feel comfortable in the crate during summer when it gets warmer.
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: Paws Up (on object)
|Comment: This session focused on something fun - Paws up! We wanted to try something a little different and get him to put each front foot on a different pod. We were able to get both front feet on the same pod but he really struggled to move one foot to the next. We had both pods next to each other, lured him up and over. As he improves you can move the pods further apart so he really has to focus. Something to work on at home for the holidays!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For this session we practiced his loose lead walking around dog distractions. We worked primarily in the pet retreat corridor where there were some very noisy and excitable dogs. Zoltan did well to ignore these dogs, we focused heavily on rewarding any good decisions and engagement. Make sure you set him up for success, create appropriate distance where necessary and utilise those high value treats.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: His last session was spent practicing some recalls and his drops. We worked outside where some dogs were running around in an outdoor run. Initially Zoltan was a bit distracted but he didn’t pull or bark towards them. We allowed him to get fairly close to the fence then called him away. To keep the session interesting we practiced his drop durations as well, all with the dog distractions still present. We were able to build some good duration in his drop while also slowly moving around him. He did break position a couple times however we said “uh uh” and guided him back into position, reinforcing those boundaries!
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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