Buster did great today, we could really push some of 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: Place Training||Comment: For his first session today Buster worked on his place skill, we can use this to help them settle around stimuli that typically get them over aroused (like the tv). Buster has amazing knowledge of this skill and settled well while on place. While watching tv make sure to have treats ready, a bed with defined edges so he can see the boundaries. While watching tv have him on “place” and reward him frequently. As he settles more and more the treats can become less frequent. Make sure to release him every now and then and give him a good pat or play. This teaches him that the tv isn’t so scary and he can settle around it.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session today Buster worked on his engagement. To to do this we played an engagement game. This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards. After doing this in the classroom for a while we moved just outside where it was a tad more distracting. He did really well so we moved into some loose lead walking, rewarding every time he looked at us. If he started to pull in front we would simply turn and go the other way. He had some really good engagement throughout the session, keep rewarding for any engagement!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session today we decided to work on his drop skill outside. Since Buster was doing a great job inside we wanted to see how much he could handle! So long as we had Buster’s focus when asking for the drop he did really well, if he was distracted with a nice smell or watching someone go past it was a different story. To help with this we would do some loose lead walking, rewarding engagement and keeping him busy. This allowed us to then ask for a drop by our side, he would stay in position until released. We started to introduce some mild distractions like trainer movement. We recommend booking a private consult so we can share some handling tips and also help with other issues you might be having at home!||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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