"Alpha"

                   

2021-01-18

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: In Alphas first session we trained place, we had distractions going on in the class such as other dogs and other people. We train this because it’s a great skill for them to learn when your wanting them to settle. At first Alpha was distracted and would have to correct him when going to place and taking him off of place. Towards the end he knew what to do and was listening to the trainer. In his next session I would love to work on this more so he knows exactly what I’m asking from him. Training this at home is as easy as putting him on place we say “place” if they don’t have all four paws on the bed correct him by tugging on his lead abit towards place, then reward. If he goes to break correct him again. Don’t let him get away with it. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In Alphas second session we trained drop with distance. We train this because when there in a drop position you have more control of them. Alpha was distracted at first and would break from his drop, but towards the end he knew what to do and what not. In his next session I would like to work on this and his listening skills, and not letting him break from his drop position until you say so. Training this at home again is great for getting them to settle. Train this up till 15 minutes, have him on a lead say drop if he drops then reward him with the word “yes” then with treats if he goes to break without you saying “break” correct him with a slight tug on his lead or a foot break, a food break is when you step on the lead as close as you can which applies pressure on the lead which then he will correct his self. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: orrect his self. Alphas last session we trained lose lead. Training lose lead is great because when taking them out on a walk they know how to walk next to you without pulling. Alpha struggled with this one I think because there were to much distractions for him in the room and was to busy watching other dogs. Next session I would 100% work on this with him with less distractions if we can do he’s a good boy when walking him outside. Training this is easy holding the lead in one hand and in the other hand holding some treats, when he goes to pull you walk back the other way keep doing that until he stops pulling. If he looks up at you at all reward him with the word “yes” and treats, as that’s exactly what we want, his attention on us and nothing going on around him. Focus: Repetition D

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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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