Bear performed very well today, he did struggle with the heat a little but pushed through very well.
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: The first session was focused on ‘sending to place’ to ensure Bear has a good understanding of the boundaries. Bear performs well with send to place with minimal distractions and distance, Once the trainer began to take several steps backwards he began to struggle (not going to place). With some guidance he quickly began going onto place, despite the trainer’s distance. Once on place Bear does not break until released with ‘Taco’. Next time the trainer would like to see Bear show more engagement earlier in the session and go onto place despite the trainer’s distance or level of distractions. This would be a great skill to practise at home.||Focus: Foundation||C-|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: This session was focused on further proofing Bear’s drop with distractions, within the classroom. Bear performs very well with his drop, he responds to the verbal cue and hand signal well. Whilst in drop the trainer began to challenge him with distractions, including movement of balls, toys and food. Bear did not break drop despite these distractions, the trainer was very impressed with how far Bear has come with his drops. Continuing to practice his drops at home utilising a range of different and unusual distractions will help his progress continue to grow.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: The third session was focused on introducing Bear to the new skill ‘never ending hanky’, to help build engagement and keep his brain busy whilst it was warm. Bear interacted with the hanky straight away, he began touching it with his nose. Bear loved learning this skill, he repeatedly licked and began to grab the hanky from the trainer’s hand. When he opened his mouth on the hanky he was jackpotted (multiple treats) for this behaviour. Continuing to practise this skill at home would be a great way to train while it is warm and help build his engagement.||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.