We broke Blakeys training up into small 10 minute sessions. This allowed us to build a positive association with our visits. Blakey started to learn that - trainer appears with food then leaves. Even though we couldn’t get him out of his accomodation today it is still very good exposure for him!
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: Conditioning||Comment: We spent some time sitting with Blakey, giving him plenty of space. We threw some treats towards him but he wasn’t so keen on these. Blakey remained inside his accomodation, the trainer sat just outside so he could see them but not feel cornered. By the end of this session he did take one treat that we threw toward him! Progress!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: Blakey was a little bit more brave this session. He had eaten all the treats left from his previous session while the trainer was gone. We still didn’t push him too far, we simply threw some more treats on the floor, giving him plenty of space. The trainer sat at the end of his kennel run, he was brave enough to come outside his door and eat the treats on the ground - getting closer and closer to the trainer on his terms. He eventually got close enough for the trainer to offer treats from their hand. He was cautious but ate the treats out of the trainers hand, looking more and more comfortable each time!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: This session Blakey was already outside as the trainer approached, he remained outside while the trainer threw some treats through the fence. After a couple minutes the trainer entered slowly. Blakey did not retreat, instead he just watched the trainer move around. He approached for treats, taking them out of the trainers hands. We even asked for some “sits” which Blakey obliged with. He was very cautious of sudden sounds and movement so we made sure to be very slow and predictable! We recommend booking a private appointment with one of our trainers to discuss further training/management. We want to build his confidence and teach him obedience skills to redirect unwanted behaviours. We definitely recommend more Dayschool sessions too, this helps him learn to trust new people and exposes him to new places/scenarios in a safe and controlled way! Blakey did very well, we recommend watching our ‘7 Tips to Better Behaviour’ videos on our YouTube to get him started with training! To book an appointment just email us and we will let you know available dates/times. Blakey showed progress in just one day, so we are confident we can keep building that up!||Focus: Confidence||X|
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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