Baloo was such a good boy today and did really well with his training
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Baloo’s first session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill for Baloo as it allows him to be placed into a controlled position around distractions. We used dog, people and food distractions to push Baloo. We started with writing his name in treats and he did relatively well. There was a few times Baloo crawled very close and went to eat the treats but with ‘uh uh’ he backed off. We then started to throw treats around the ground and he struggled more, he broke a few times but again with the use of ‘uh uh’ he corrected himself. The next step for Baloo will be to continue working on his drop duration while throwing treats around.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Baloo’s second session we worked on his chin rest trick. This is a good trick as we can incorporate placing a treat on his nose which really pushes his impulse control. Baloo did so well with this and was letting us place the treat on his nose almost every time! We started to add in some duration however he did struggle with this as often as soon as the treat touched his nose he broke. There was a few times he held it for a second but he needs a lot more work to get him to hold his chin rest while balancing a treat on his nose for a duration.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Baloo’s last session we worked on his loose lead skill. This is a good skill as it allows you to walk Baloo nicely on the lead without him pulling. Baloo started off a little distracted and was pulling however quickly refocused after the use of ‘uh uh’. He had excellent engagement however he often walked infront of the trainer rather than to her side. We wanted to decrease this behaviour so started to reward only when he was at the same level as the trainer. Baloo improved over the session and wasn’t walking infront of the trainer so much towards the end. The next step for Baloo will be to continue working on his loose lead ensuring he is still walking at the same level as you when rewarding.||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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