Alfie was so keen to get started today, he showed the trainer some really nice engagement throughout his sessions.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: This session was focused on his loose lead walking and auto sits. We practiced in the classroom, building his engagement - every time he looked at us or made a good decision we marked “yes” and rewarded. Alfie needed some help with his auto sits at the start, so we made sure to use a treat to lure him into position. He started to pick up on this pattern quickly and was sitting each time the trainer stopped. His engagement improved heaps throughout the session! Add distractions slowly when practicing this at home, working in environments he is ready for.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: This session was all about some place training outside. We used a treat to lure him on the bed, marking “yes” and rewarding him once all feet were on the bed, then saying “break” to release him from the skill. He picked this up quickly and was following the trainers visual cue (pointing to bed) after only a couple minutes. We worked outside to add some distractions. This skill is great for building impulse control and promoting self settling! Work on this skill at home, building duration and distractions overtime as he improves.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his last session today Alfie had some fun with paws up. This is a great way to build confidence and is lots of fun! Alfie showed some understanding from his previous session so we were able to progress today, adding some duration and stepping backwards while he held position! Alfie really enjoyed this session, he seems to like a challenge and working things out! You can use lots of different objects for paws up - books, pots, rocks, tree stump etc.||Focus: Duration||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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