Ari did really well in his first dayschool! We spent some time getting him comfortable in the classroom and he warmed up to the trainer within no time.
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: For Ari’s first session we spent time conditioning him to the classroom as he was slightly overwhelmed. This involved letting him sniff around and rewarding him frequently. To begin with Ari wasn’t taking treats and therefore a cuddle and pat was his reward. As the session went on, he became more confident in his environment and began to take treats.||Focus: Confidence||A+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Ari’s second session we worked on his place skill. This skill is good as it helps them settle and it also can later allow for impulse control to be tested (when the skill is better known). As Ari is learning this skill it involved throwing a treat onto the bed and when he would step on with all four paws he would be rewarded. Ari was following the treat onto the bed often but at times was distracted by his environment and would ignore it to focus on something else (often a dog or person). As time went on Ari became more confident with stepping onto place. The next step for Ari will be to continue luring him onto place with a treat so he better understands that going onto the bed means he gets rewarded.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For Ari’s last session we worked on his paws up skill. This skill helps to build confidence. As Ari wasn’t following the treat into a drop position, we were unable to start teaching drop and instead worked on his confidence as this will help to later teach skills in the classroom environment. Paws up involved Ari stepping up onto an object. To begin with Ari was walking around the object to reach the treat however once he stepped onto the object with one paw, he quickly picked up this was what was being asked. He did well and even progressed to stepping onto the object with two paws. The next step for Ari will be to do paws up onto a more difficult object.||Focus: Confidence||A|
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.