Today the trainer determined Archie is nervous of entering buildings which could be related to his nervousness surrounding floor textures. Next time Archie is training we will begin conditioning him to different floor texture to help boost his confidence.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his first session, Archie focused on further developing his skill drop with duration under distractions. We focused on this to build his duration and proof his skill under distractions (training outside with another dog nearby). Archie performed well, he initially broke drop when distractions were added, people walking past but with some guidance, he began to maintain it well. He successfully remained in drop near several dogs. He did show signs of reactivity in this session (barking at dogs) however once placed in a drop and reinforced for being calm with treats he stopped and redirected his focus.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: In his second session, the trainer focused on conditioning Archie to the classroom as he continued to be nervous. During this session, the trainer noticed Archie is nervous about walking into any building at the pet retreat grounds. Similarly to yesterday, the trainer took it slow and at Archies pace. Slowly encouraged him inside. He did successfully go into the classroom during this session.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his final session, Archie focused on further developing his skill place within the classroom. Archie was initially a little nervous to leave the crate but quickly walked onto the bed. Once on the bed, Archie was his fun-loving self again. When the trainers encouraged him off he could not leave the bed. When he did leave the bed he was nervous and drop to the floor. From this, the trainers determined Archie is nervous around the texture of the floor. The trainer used a towel to cover the floor for the remainder of this session. Once the trainer cover the floor he performed well with his place skill.||Focus: Foundation||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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