Arlo did lots of thinking today, we really worked his brain to make the most of his sessions. The skills worked on today were a mixture of obedience and tricks.
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: Charging the Mark||Comment: For Arlo’s first session today we worked on conditioning his reward marker “yes”. To do this the start of the session consisted of an engagement game. This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say “yes” and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards and is also teaching them their reward marker. Arlo did great with this so we proceeded onto some place training. Place training is a great skill to build impulse control and also for learning their reward and release markers. For this skill we lured Arlo onto the bed, “yes” and rewarded him a few times, then released him with the word “break”. Arlo did great with this and was super focused with the trainer. Keep working on this skill, it’s an awesome basic that can be used for heaps of purposes.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Arlo’s second session today focused on his drop skill and building duration while in position. Since Arlo is very food driven he followed the lure well. We lured him down into a drop, once in position marked yes and rewarded. After approx. 5-10 seconds we released him with the word break. Arlo picked this up quickly and would remain in his drop until released. Keep working on this skill in low distracting environments so he can build a really good understanding of the skill.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his last session today Arlo worked on his paws up skill. This skill requires them to put their two front feet on an object, it’s great for building confidence and coordination. To teach this skill we use a treat to lure them near the pod and move it upwards, encouraging them to use the step to reach the treat. Arlo had no problems at all putting his feet on the pod but lacked a little coordination and kind of flipped his feet about. By the end of the session he had it mastered though and was successfully getting his feet in the centre of the pod each time! These skills are great to work on at home and at the park, we can use all kinds of objects and makes for great pictures!||Focus: Foundation||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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