Bentley did well today, he was a bit shy to start with but quickly came out of his shell. He is a quick learner!
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: Charging the Mark||Comment: Bentleys first session today started with some trainer conditioning through the fence. He seemed a bit cautious at the start but after a few treats he was wagging his tail and seemed much happier. From here we got him out of the kennels and to the classroom where we started working on his reward marker. A reward marker helps the dog understand what they have done which is right! The moment they display the desired behaviour, we say “yes” and give them a treat. We use a reward marker (yes) because it signals to the dog that they did the right thing and a treat is coming! If we didn’t have a reward marker, they might show the behaviour but by the time the treat arrives they could have gotten up or forgotten what they did in the first place. We just repeated this for the whole session, this is the basis to all training. He started to show a slight response to the word!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today Bentley worked on his place training. This skill has one rule, all four paws must remain on the bed until released. To teach this skill we use a raised bed and lure them on using a treat. Once all four feet are on we mark “yes” and give them the treat. Since he is still learning this skill he won’t have much duration so we release him by saying “break” and guide him off. A release word essentially terminates the skill, instead of using stay/wait we expect them to remain in position until released. By the end of this session we were able to lure him on, mark and reward a couple times before releasing. Keep working on this one at home, it’s great for impulse control and teaching them to self soothe.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: His last skill today was some paws up! This skill requires them to put their front two feet on an object, for this we used a large wobble board! Bentley was a bit distracted by this session so we made sure to keep it interesting. Again using a lure we can guide him onto the board, he was a bit hesitant to start with but did manage to get both front feet on by the end of the session. This skill is great for confidence building and is also just a bit of fun, keep working on this one at home with different objects.||Focus: Foundation||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.
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