Chief did so well today, although he was a bit nervous he took treats and had some cuddles.
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: Conditioning||Comment: Chiefs first session today started mostly in the kennels. Since Chief was quite shy the trainer spent some time in the kennels just getting to know him. This allowed Chief to build up some trust and eventually he came over to the trainer for a sniff. After a while the trainer was able to put the lead on and exit the kennel. Chief and the trainer slowly made their way to the classroom, letting him explore and take in all of his surroundings. This allows them to relax a little bit, sniffing is a natural behaviour for dogs and it helps them relax in new environments. Eventually we made it to the classroom where we ended the session and put Chief into a cozy crate. He settled right in and just watched the comings and goings of the other dogs and trainers in the room.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: The second session today was focused on chief building up confidence in the classroom. We took it easy and let him have a little explore around the classroom and through the attached cattery. This seemed to help him settle down a bit. He wasn’t taking any treats but that’s ok, it’s not unusual for dogs to be a little shy for their first day school! We kept trying to offer him treats and eventually he did take some by the end of the session! Success!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For his last session we were able to start some very basic place training. Place training involves a raised bed and only one rule; all four paws must remain on the bed. For now the only thing we worked on was getting Chief to climb onto the bed. He was very hesitant but with lots of encouragement and some treats we were able to get him up. Lastly we worked on his reward marker, this is a word we use to let the dog know which exact behaviour was correct. Our default is “yes” although some people might use a clicker. We find it easier to use our words instead of carrying around another device. To charge the reward marker we simply say “yes” and reward them. Eventually they will make a connection between the word “yes” and a treat! Keep practicing this at home, just a couple minutes a day is all it needs.||Focus: Foundation||X|
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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