Barney is such a sweet boy who loves his training and learning new skills. Barney is progressing very well with all of his skills, keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'place' with repetitions under distraction and distance (human movement). We focused on this skill to build his impulse control. Barney performed very well, he jumped straight onto the bed and had good duration. He initially broke once, when the trainer began to move away from the bed, but with some guidance he began to maintain it well. Barney successfully remind on place while the trainer walked 5 meters away. Next time we would like Barney to not break on the first repletion despite distractions. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions under distraction (training outside). We focused on this skill to increase his duration in drop. Barney performed very well, he followed a lure straight into the drop, he can struggle with duration. The trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 2-3 seconds) to remain in drop. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his final session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'loose lead' with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help reduce his challenging behaviour of pulling. Barney was initially distracted by the classroom environment and struggled to engage with his trainer, with some guidance Barney slowly began to redirect his focus back onto his trainer. Once engaged Barney performed very well, the trained used 'spin' to help maintain his engagement.||Focus: Repetition||C|
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.