Chilli did really well today, his engagement has improved a lot!
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 we wanted Chilli to really focus and get into the swing of training. For this we utilised place training, by sending him to place and releasing him multiple times we keep his brain switched on! After repeating this for a while we then worked on his duration with distractions. We focused on trainer movement as the main distractor, this involved stepping away from him, squatting down and even jumping/running on the spot. All of these movement tested him, he broke position a couple times but would jump straight back on when we said “ah ah.” He did really well with this today!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: After his first session today we tried to put him in a crate but he was very hesitant to go in so we decided to go straight into his second session. For this we did some crate conditioning, by throwing lots of yummy treats in the crate it entices him to go in. He was willing to put his front feet in but he stretched as far as he could so his back legs didn’t have to go in. This is normal for dogs that have never been crate trained. They might not be used to the small space but it’s quite an important skill for them to have! It helps them learn to settle in a safe space, vet visits might require them to be crated, for travel or even in emergency situations! Not all dogs have to be crate trained but it’s a handy thing to have!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his last session today we worked on his touch/targeting skill. For this we used a touch stick and presented it in front of him, waiting for him to show any behaviour. The goal of this skill is to get them to touch it with their nose for a treat. We can use this skill for practical reasons like engagement but also as a fun party trick. This skill can be morphed into pressing buttons or turning on a light switch! Chilli was a bit eager for this skill and ended up mouthing at the touch stick! This is fine, any behaviour he is showing is better than nothing, it can be refined into just a touch as he progresses with the skill! Go Chilli!||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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