Arlo was such a good boy today and did so well in all his sessions.
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: Middle Position||Comment: For Arlos first session we worked on his middles skill. This skill is good for putting him into a controlled position around distractions. As Arlo knows his middles skill well we started to push him and add in walking backwards and forwards while in middles. Arlo did really well walking forwards when the trainer held her hand out infront. We started working on fading out the hand lure so he would walk forwards while the trainer had her hands behind her back. Arlo struggled abit more without the hand lure and he would often stop or break middles. When this occurred he was told ‘nope’ and Arlo would go straight back into middles. If Arlo walked forward without the hand lure for just a few steps he was given two treats as a reward. We also added in getting Arlo to walk backwards. Arlo was less confident in walking backwards while in middles so we used a treat lure to get him walking backwards. He did really well and by the end of the session we’re able to walk the classroom length backwards using a treat lure. The next step for Arlo will be to continue fading out the hand lure while walking forwards and continue using the lure to get him more confident walking backwards in middles.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Arlos second session we worked on his rollover skill. This is a good skill for building confidence and concentration. Arlo did really well and was rolling over from the start. As he was doing well we started to fade out the lure into a hand signal while standing up. Arlo struggled to begin with but started to rollover with just a hand signal while the trainer was standing up towards the end of the session. Arlo had so much enthusiasm when rolling over and made some beautiful faces while on his back. The next step for Arlo will be to continue working on getting him to rollover with a minimal signal.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: For Arlos last session we worked on his crate skill. This is a good skill to be able to send him into his crate from any distance. Arlo does well going into his crate from any distance so we pushed him further and made an obstacle course for him to walk through into his crate. Arlo started off very confused and often stopped and looked at the trainer for help. When Arlo stopped the trainer would say ‘nope’ and continued to point towards the crate. Arlo often figured it out and would go to his crate. There were only a few occasions where the trainer had to take a step forward for Arlo to work out to go to his crate. The next step for Arlo will be to continue sending him to crate through an obstacle course as he still hadn’t figured it out completely.||Focus: Distraction||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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