Bentley started quite nervous today but ended on a high note. Well done Bentley
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 his first session Bentley worked on his drops in the kennels. Bentley is great with his drops but is nervous around the other dogs. He did break a couple of times at the back of the kennels where it is very close to the other dogs and very loud. He was nervous but still took treats, which is a great sign. When in the actual kennel building he did much better. It was great exposure for Bentley in an environment that he wouldn't normally have any where else. Next time the trainer would like to see Bentley not break position and be more confident when in close proximity to the other dogs.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his second session that trainer wanted to introduce Bentley to a new skill – touch. However, Bentley was very unsettled. After trying for a while to get Bentley to engage without success the trainer worked with him on a trick that he was comfortable with – paws up. This helped Bentley focus again. Towards the end of the session the trainer tried to get Bentley to work on touch again but without success. Touch is something that Bentley could work on at home with a spoon. As soon as he touches it reward with the yes marker and a treat. Once he has a basic knowledge of this skill it can be developed and used to commence other tricks, which will help with Bentley’s confidence.||Focus: Repetition||D|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Bentley's final session was working on his round skill. He has been working on this previously so it was good to pick it back up with him and see what he remembered. It didn't take long before he no longer needed to be lured around the cone. The trainer then started adding distance. Pointing to the cone and saying around. Bentley did really well at this. It was great to see him looking happy when he came around the cone and he got rewarded. This exercise was completed in-between two dogs in crates that were uncovered and Bentley, although very aware of them, still worked well being so close to them. He did an amazing job at this exercise.||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.