Callie did so well today, she was taking treats and was really happy and energetic!
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: Callie’s first session was focused on place training. We really worked on sending her to and releasing her quickly to help solidify all her markers/cues. We would point and say “place” to get her on, use the reward marker “yes” and then “break” to release her. Callie seemed to have awesome knowledge of this skill and was jumping on and off like a pro! We practiced this while other trainers were walking around and even training other dogs in the classroom. Callie would occasionally look towards the other dogs, if she did we would say “yes” and reward her once she was looking back to the trainer. By marking “yes” when she looks at other dogs it changes her mindset, instead of seeming them as something bad we use a good chemical reaction in her brain to switch it around. Callie did so well with her place skill, keep up the good work, start testing her with some duration or small distractions!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Her second session today we worked on her drop skill. We tested her to see what knowledge she had of this skill first. Callie showed some knowledge of the visual cue (hand moving towards the ground but she would stand straight back up. This shows she knows the skill but lacks duration. To work on her duration we would get her into a drop using the hand signal, mark and reward her once she is in a drop and then release. Eventually we were able to get her into a drop, mark/reward 2-3 times and then release her. By increasing the amount of times we mark/reward while in position it increases the time she stays in position. If she does stand up before we release her we simply say “ah ah” and guide her back into position.||Focus: Back to Basics||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Callie’s last session was focused on loose lead walking. Callie has a tendency to jump up so we focused on keeping her by our side using a lure. We walked around the room and any time she pulled ahead we would stop, turn around and go the other direction while saying “this way”. This shows her she can’t get to what she wants by pulling. If Callie started to jump we would place our foot on the lead and ask for a drop position. By redirecting the bad behaviour she will soon realise that she only gets rewards for desirable behaviours. Callie showed some great engagement throughout this session, anytime she looked to the trainer we marked and rewarded. Although there weren’t any other dogs training during this session, they were still present in uncovered crates so Callie could see them. She didn’t pay them any attention while she was training which is awesome!||Focus: Foundation||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.
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