Cadbury did some great work today! He tolerated a variety of other dogs while still developing his skills further.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his first session we took Cadbury outside to work on his drops around 3 other dogs. He wasn't fussed about the other dogs and dropped right away when asked. We also played some blow dryer sounds while ruffling and blowing on his fur to simulate being dried off. He was a little distracted by the sound at the start but did allow the trainer to move his fur with the sound playing. Building up his tolerance to each part of the blow dryer will help him with his desensitisation (the sound, the sight, the feel). Next time we'd like to work on emergency drops around other dogs as this will be a great safety skill for Cadbury's reactivity. At home continue using drops often to get him used to dropping right away when told, no matter what is going on around him.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we continued work on exposing Cadbury to dogs outside by working on his place skill with other dogs out. He did struggle a bit with his place skill (breaking or overshooting it) but after a few reps settled back into it. Agin, he wasn't fussed about the other dog but did get a little distracted by another trainer and dog playing nearby with high energy (he just looked, he didn't break or react negatively). Next time we'd like to push his place skill a little further with some added distractions outside. At home use place often to give Cadbury somewhere to relax on.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his last session we decided to something low energy for Cadbury as he was getting tired. We worked on starting Cadbury's touch targeting skill. He touched it a few times but didn't really keep trying to touch it for more treats and seemed more intent on just watching the room while resting in a drop. Next time we'd like to continue with this skill as it is a great entry point into trick training and keeps him focused around other dogs. At home encourage him to target onto objects to continue building this skill.||Focus: Repetition||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.