Overall Baz did very well for his first session. He’s a very intelligent dog, he’s going to be a breeze to train with the right foundation training. Once he knows how to learn, what a marker is, what a release command means, and how to work for a reward, he will find training very fulfilling.
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Engagement
|Comment: For Baz’ first session I decided to play engagement games with him. This helps build value in his handler and create a reinforcement history for next time. This will assist in his future training for he will be in the right mindset for learning. Engagement is a fantastic foundation behaviour for a puppy to learn. It will transfer over to loose leash walking, recall, and being able to perform behaviours around distractions.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Since he was learning how to be more engaged, I thought I’d try some loose leash training with him. He did very well. I kept it short and sharp due to his short attention span being a puppy. Training in small increments will help him retain more of what he learned due to finishing the session before he becomes too tired or gets bored of the learning process.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Lastly I did place training with him. Rewarding him for standing on the place bed, as well as teaching him a release command. We use “break” as a release, but you may use whatever word you’d like. Just let us know so we can have consistency in his commands.
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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