Berger did pretty good today, we really tested him with some big distractions.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his first session today Berger worked on his loose lead walking just outside the classroom. He was super excited to get started so it took him a little while to settle and start showing focus. After a few minutes he started to check in with the trainer, if he pulled ahead the trainer stopped and turned the other way. This teaches him that he can’t get to what he wants by pulling. If he wants to smell something he can only walk up to it nicely, we don’t want him self/reinforcing the behaviour. Keep working on this, it’s a great way to build focus and engagement with the handler.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today Berger worked on his impulse control around food. We used place for this, while he was on the bed we scattered food on the floor near him. The goal for this was that he must remain on the bed regardless of how much food was on the floor. He did break position once throughout this session but we said “ah ah” and guided him back onto the bed. It’s really important to not let him have any of the food on the floor, so once he is released he can’t have access to any of the treats, they are cleaned up. The only treats he gets is directly from the trainer. He did well with this and was very patient, we didn’t have any other distractions present as the food was a big one already.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session today Berger worked on his drop duration outside! Since the sun was shining we made the most of it. Berger showed awesome improvement since his last dayschool. He responded to the verbal cue of drop (still had a small hand signal since we were outside) and remained there until released! He did break position a couple times when the trainer pushed the duration just a little too far so we made sure to take note of approximately how long he held it and not go too much over that next time. It’s really important to set them up for as much success as possible, the more wins they get the happier they’ll be to repeat the skill!||Focus: Duration||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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