Calcifer was not very motivated for a lot of his training today and we would recommend more frequent sessions to help see improvement in his skills and conditioning.
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his first session we worked on loose lead with his muzzle on. Calcifer was quite distracted in the classroom but did do a little better just outside the classroom. He did frequently stop during the session and had to be encouraged to move on. He also lacked engagement unless the trainer was being very excitable and even then would only just check in briefly with them. Make sure you are working on his loose lead in low distraction environments first and building his engagement as this will help when around known triggers.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: For his second session we worked on paw conditioning. Calcifer does not seem to have made much progress with this - he quickly slid his paw on the trainer's hand twice then refused to do it any additional times. The trainer was able to touch his foot without much issue but he would snap and vocalise if the trainer tried to pick it up. Conditioning needs to be done regularly at home with lots of treats and when muzzled to ensure he gets used to having his paws handled. We also tried introducing a nail file board to help with this but besides sniffing at it he didn't interact much at it.
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: For his third session we kept working on the nail file board with Calcifer. By luring him with treats we were able to get him to do a little bit of paws up with it though he hasn't quite understood that he needs to scratch at it yet. Use something like this at home to keep up with his nails without needing to handle his paws.
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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