Arlo was such a good boy today! He did great work with all of his skills and is in the midst of learning a new one!
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: Trick Training||Comment: Today we started Arlo off with his ‘roll over’ skill. He did so, so well and had such great enthusiasm the whole time. We started off by luring him with the kibble right near his mouth, but towards the end of the session he was able to follow the lure when it was further away. We want to keep progressing with this so Arlo is soon able to perform the command with just a simple hand gesture, no lure needed.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Next up, Arlo worked on his ‘ring toss’ skill. We began with just encouraging him to mouth/pick up the ring and reward him each time. Once he had the hang of that, we then encouraged him to hold in it his mouth for longer to build his duration so in the future he is able to hold it long enough to place over the stand. Arlo had a bit of trouble with this as he was just used to picking it up and dropping it straight away, so to get him to start holding it for longer, we would tell him “ah ah” if he dropped it too quick, so he would learn to pick it up and try again.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: We continued to progress with Arlo’s ‘ring toss’ skill again for his last session. Again, he would mainly just pick it up and drop it almost straight away, but as the session went on he slowly started to learn that the longer he holds it, the more treats he would get. In his next sessions, we want for him to be able to hold it comfortably in his mouth until we release him from the hold, so then we can begin to introduce the ring toss stick.||Focus: Duration||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.