"Annie"

                   

2021-03-02

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: Conditioning Comment: In Annie’s first session we trained charging the marker. Charging the marker is simply saying “yes” and giving them treats, when the dogs do what we want them to do we use “yes”. So when ever she would look at me I would reward with “yes” and treats. Annie did pretty well with this her engagement towards me was incredible for a puppy. Next time still would like to do this so she’s used of the word yes, because this will help her with all the other skills and her knowing what we’re wanting to ask from her. Training this skill at home is as easy as having her on the lead and have treats in one hand, everytime she looks up at you throw the food along side her, and say “yes” then if she looks back up at you again throw it the other direction and reward with “yes”. This is a great engagement game as well. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: In Annie’s second session we trained “place” this skill helps dogs settle and also will help in the future with having people over. Because this is new to her we used simple lures from the nose on to “place” which we use a bed and lure off of place. Will keep working on this skill with her as we want to get her basics done first as well, I’ve noticed she does jump this skill will help with that as well. Training this skill at home, if you have a bed use that preferably a bed that’s lift off the ground but if not that’s all good, lure her nose with treats on to the bed, when all four paws are on the bed reward with “yes” and treats, when taking her off the bed lure of nose off the bed and say “break”. As soon as she son the bed lots of rewards and treats to start with then see if you can slow the treats down to build her duration on “place”. Focus: Repetition D
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Annie’s last session we trained drops, drops is a good skill for her to learn especially when having people over or when taking her for a walk, drop is a good skill for dogs to learn because it’s a controlled position. Annie did pretty well for her first try with simple lures from her nose towards her tummy. Next session I would like to work on this more with her so we can keep progressing this skill, would love for her to get to the level where there are no lures needed just the verbal word. Training this skill at home making sure we do lures and have her on the lead. With one hand have the treats in it lure her nose forward so she takes a few steps then from her nose lure her nose towards her stomach in between her legs, as soon as her bottom is down lost of rewards “yes” and treats, when releasing her say “break” and more your hand in front of her. If she breaks from her drops without you saying that okay at this point because she’s only learning. Focus: Repetition D+

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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