Archie was an absolute champion today! He worked with a brand new trainer he had never met and was quick to build a trusting relationship and get to work!
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: For his first session today Archie worked on some loose lead skills and charging his marker to make sure he was nice and set up for the rest of the day. He was working with a brand new trainer today who he had never done anything with before and the trainer was very impressed with Archie’s ability to form a trusting relationship so quickly and get down to work. To start he was hitting the end of the line however it didn’t take him long to start coming back to the trainer with the turning method. Building a understanding that pressure doesn’t get Archie to where he wants to go but walking next to us is key and this is why we use the turn method and wait for the dog to release the pressure and walk back to us before rewarding them. By the end of the session he was not even hitting the end of the line before turning and coming back to the trainer, now we just need to build up his distractions and engagement with this skill.||Focus: Manners||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: To help with his over arousal and the behaviours that come with it the trainers want to make sure they give Archie some skills that can help with forming better behaviours especially when over aroused so that’s why the trainer worked on his place skill. Place allows us to send Archie to a spot that has strict rules around when he can and can’t get off the bed helping give him a better chance to calm down when over aroused. Today the trainer was able to work on this a little more and start adding in the verbal command for place as well as starting to phase out the lures, he was able to be sent to place from a very short distance but he didn’t need a lure which is great!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session the trainer continued to teach Archie some skills to help with settling him down when he gets a bit over aroused. Sometimes we don’t have access to a bed for Archie to go to “place” on so the trainer is also working him on his drop. Just like place this skill once properly taught can give him good guidelines which he knows he isn’t allowed to move and it sets him up for success when asking him to settle down, if we allow him to continue jumping around but expect him to calm down this isn’t fair on Archie. He did well however he is still learning the basics of this however the trainer was able to progress him to start attaching the verbal to the skill itself.||Focus: Manners||C+|
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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