Brutus did so well today, his engagement was amazing and he progressed well with his skills.
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 Brutus worked on his focus with loose lead walking outside. He did really well, we walked up and down the driveway and around the training paddock. We made sure to keep the treats forthcoming and he had amazing engagement. Keep introducing distractions and using high value treats in high distracting environments. If he does pull ahead just turn around and go the other direction while saying “this way.”||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his second session today Brutus worked on his hold skill. For this we used a piece of rope and simply presented it in front of him. He took a little while of targeting it with his nose to figure out we wanted him to bite it. The second that his teeth touched the rope we jack-potted with lots of treats. Since he now knows to bite the rope we only rewarded him for attempts close to this. If he just touched it with his nose we withheld treats to create a little bit of frustration. He did really well with this and started to do it repetitively. Keep practicing this, he is coming along well.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his final session today we worked on his place skill with all sorts of distractions. These included; bubbles, prams, walkers, pool noodles, the flirt pole and trainer distractions. He did so well with all of these besides trainer distractions! As soon as the trainer started running around and tempting him to come closer he would break position. We lessened the amount of movement made by the trainer and he did much better. It’s just a case of progressing at a pace suitable to him. Keep working on this but he is doing so well and has great knowledge of this skill.||Focus: Distraction||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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