Basil did really well today! He had great focus and performed beautifully.
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: Crate Training||Comment: Basil began his day practicing his ‘crate training’, focusing on sending him to and from. Basil followed a treat lure into the crate beautifully and was able to wait until released to leave, which is awesome! The trainer focused on fading out the lure, but Basil did not respond to it as well. Keep on practicing this at home, throw treats in and he will follow, just slowly fade it out and add the verbal cue ‘crate’ once he performs it 90% of the time. Good work!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up, Basil worked on his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on door manners. Basil did not try to attack any door opened or closed, no matter what side he was on, or if the trainer was on the same or opposite side of the door as him. If you are struggling with this at home, find the critical distance (how far away you need to be so he is not set off) and reward him there, open/close the door slowly and reward frequently. Slowly try and inch him closer to the door, using the same process. Let us know how you go, but practice and patience will help! Good job, little dude!||Focus: Manners||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: To finish up, Basil worked on his ‘place training’ focusing on remaining there with lots of distractions. Basil did really well! The only thing that got him to break were things with wheels; skateboard and scooter. After a few repetitions of the wheeled objects and the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah” if he stepped off, he can now withstand those pesky distractions! Keep testing him at home and see if there is anything else that challenges him, maybe a vacuum cleaner? Proud of your efforts today Mr. Basil!||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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