Alfred had fun today working with his trainer on his foundations. He had great engagement throughout all his lessons, working hard for his treats.
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: Place Training
|Comment: Alfred worked on his place skill, focusing on the foundations of the skill. Alfred enthusiastically ran onto the place each time we asked him to, jumping onto the bed excitedly. Alfred found his duration more challenging, stepping off every now and then early as we did repetitions. He did well with his impulse control, staying on the bed most of the time while also catching himself before stepping off a few times. By the end of the lesson, he was more consistently staying on the bed.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Alfred continued with some loose lead in the classroom. We focused on his engagement and keeping slack on the lead. Alfred did well following the trainer around the room. He hit the end of the lead a handful of times, although he quickly made his way back to the trainer. We tried going faster and slowing right down, with Alfred continuing to stay by our side. He showed good focus on the task, doing his best to keep next to his trainer.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: We finished with Alfred's drop skill, focusing on trying to phase out the lure. We did a quick play session to try and determine what motivates him the most. Alfred was uninterested in all our toys but loved to chase/be chased. This can be used in skills in the future (such as recall, etc.), helping to keep his interest. His engagement was good throughout this lesson as we used a treat to lure him down into the skill. He consistently followed the treats down into the skill, doing well to stay in position until his release. We started to try and phase out the lure, getting him to go into the drop with the hand signal before giving him the treat from the other hand. This took him a little bit of time to understand, but eventually, he would go down into the drop each time to get a treat.
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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