"Arlo"

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: Place Training Comment: Training took place outside today for all of Arlo's sessions. The first session focused on improving Arlo's focus and engagement with the skill 'around'. This skill involves him being on place with a cone 1 metre ahead. The trainer points to the cone with the cue 'around' and he is required to walk around the cone and back to place where he is rewarded. Arlo really struggled to perform this skill outside therefore the trainer revisited the basics and started luring. He quickly recovered and was performing very well. They further challenged him with dog distractions on the other end of the cone (dog performing loose lead). This was a real challenge for Arlo as he lost focus of the task as well as engagement with the trainer. We look forward to further developing this. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: The trainer has decided to teach Arlo a new trick called 'toys away'. This involves him packing up his toys on cue (putting them in a designated basket). This session was focused on getting him to hold the toys in his mouth and walk around with them (easier said that done). This was tricky for Arlo as he was reluctant to hold the toy in his mouth in case he missed an opportunity for the rewards. With the use of play and rewarding through cuddles and more play, he eventually started to hold the toy longer. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Leave Comment: Arlo was exhausted this session so the trainer focused on a low physical skill. They further worked on Arlo's 'leave it' skill in hopes to save his mums thongs. Arlo responded very well to the cue with food and toys and was able to be changed by the trainer dropping food in front of him and also along his paw. Focus: Manners A
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Between the first session Arlo was relaxing on place outside with other dogs training around him. The trainer was VERY impressed as a bird had come right near him to grab a piece of dropped kibble and he did not break!! Focus: Duration A+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Between the second session Arlo was relaxing in a drop and soaking up the rays. He fell asleep during this session even with all the dogs training around him. Focus: Duration A+

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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 DoneĀ (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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