"Alpha"

2021-01-20

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 Alpha’s first session today we trained place with distractions. The distractions we used were toys and another dog on place at the same time. Alpha knows place really well he knows the words “place” and break, there were a few times he broke from place without me saying. In his next session I would like to put more distractions around him more toys and see where his limits are. Training this at home would help us as trainers. Send him to place and get his favourite toys that you think he might break with, throwing his toys around him if he doesn’t break reward him with the word “yes” and treats. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In Alphas second session we trained emergency drop with distance. In emergency drops we get them to drop drop the lead walk away if they don’t break we reward them with the word “yes” and treats then say “break” and do it again. Alpha is a very trained dog he only broke a few times when another dog would walk in the room but other then that he knew exactly what to do. In his next session I would like to work on this more but maybe with another dog in the room. Training this at home is a great way to get your dogs attention with other distractions. Put him in a drop position walk away then when walking back say “yes” and reward him with treats. Keep practicing this and see how long he can stay in a drop for. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In Alpha third session we trained lose lead outside. I wanted to train this because I knew he is really well trained inside but wanting to push him al little bit. He was distracted outside as was expected but I think if we work on this he will do extremely well as he’s perfect inside. Next session again I would like to work on this as much as possible getting him used to the traffic and other animals. Training this at home would be perfect preferably out the front maybe where there are more distractions. Have the led in one hand and treats in the other, every time he goes to look at your reward as that’s what we want, if he pulls walk back the other way till he stops pulling. Focus: Repetition C

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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