A great fun day with Archie progressing well.
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: Archie’s first session was drops. He really struggled with this. At first he didn’t want to go into position and then he was so distracted he kept popping straight back up. The trainer upped the treats to help him stay in position, however the slightest distraction and he was up. As the session progressed he did hold place for longer but he needs some more practice with this. Start in low distracting environments and up the treats if Archie breaks position often.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up for Archie was place. The trainer did this in the training area right by the road. The trainer took cans that are held together by string to help provide extra noise when trucks weren’t going by! Once Archie was settled in place the trainer started to shake the cans. Archie was worried at first but his love of food won out. He did break a few times but as the session continued he was able to hold position even with the noise the cans were making right near him. He also kept an eye on the traffic as he was concerned about some of the noisey trucks. But every time he looked the trainer used the yes marker. By the end of the session Archie wasn’t fussed by the traffic and was staying on place well with the can noise. Great progress.||Focus: Desensitisation||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Fetch was last up for Archie. At first he appeared very disinterested when the trainer was picking things for him to play with. A knotted thick tug toy was chosen. It wasn’t until the trainer accidentally dropped it that Archie showed an interest. The trainer through the rope and Archie ran to pick it up. The trainer then encouraged Archie to return to the trainer, where the yes marker was used! Archie did a great job and when he didn’t return the rope to the trainer the trainer pointed and said fetch. Then Archie grabbed the rope and returned to the trainer for the treat. At home you can use two toys or treats. Don’t reward unless Archie brings the item back to you.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
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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