Alfie had fun today with his training. He was very hesitant as he got into the classroom at the start of the day, but as we spent time together he cameout of his shell, happily working for his treats and asking for cuddles from his trainer.
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."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: We brought Alfie down to the classroom, introducing him to the skill. Alfie was a bit shy at first, not wanting to interact with his trainer. We used a treat to try lure him onto the bed, althought Alfie was hesitant, resisting hopping up. We used a tiny amount of gentle lead guidance with the treat to encourage him on the bed, which after some repetiton got him to jump up. After jumping on a few times, Alfie started to feel more confident with the bed, hopping up on his own. At this point, Alfie started to comforably interact with his trainer. After we worked on the skill for a while, Alfie was happily jumping on the bed when asked, and jumping off when we used his release word.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Alfie started learning his loose lead walking in the classroom, picking two spots in the room and walking in between them. If Alfie starts to pull we turn around and walk in the other direction. As Alfie make his way back to our side, we mark yes and pay him a treat when he starts walking with us. We continue repetitions of this to show Alfie if he pulls he doesn't get to where he wants to go, as well as if he walks by our side he gets positive things. Alfie started the lesson pulling off in every direction, but after a bit of repetition, we got Alfie to start engaging and walking with his trainer. At this point, Alfie would still momentarily walk off and hit the end of the lead, although quickly returning to his trainer to continue working for his treats. We finished the lesson with Alfie walking with his trainer the majority of the time.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: As Alfie was a bit cautious with the bed, we used the introduction of his paws up skill to help build his confidence. The paws up skill is where we get Alfie to put his front two paws up onto and object. We used a treat to lure him up onto a step, although Alfie didn't want to jump up at first. After a little bit of encouragement we got him to put a paw on. Once he touches it with a paw we mark yes and give him the treat. At this point, It didn't take long For Alfie to start putting his paw up quicker and quicker, before hopping up with both paws. We then only paid him for putting both his paws on the step, which he took to quickly. Once he was doing this consistently, we got another step with a smaller area for him to try on, which can be intimidating for some dogs. By the end of the lesson, Alfie was happily putting both his paws up on the small step without his trainer needing to ask him.||Focus: Confidence||B|
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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