It was great to have Clancy back training today, he was very excited to be training. He is showing good progress with building his basic skills and reducing his reactivity. Keep practising his skills at home.
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: In his first session, Clancy focused on further developing his skill drop within the classroom (two dogs visible in crates no dogs training). We focused on this skill to further build his understanding of the drop skill while conditioning to dogs. Clancy was initially overexcited at the beginning of this session and struggled to engage with his trainer. To help build his focus the trainer introduced a toy as his motivation. This helped Clancy redirect his focus and be able to begin practising his skills. Clancy shows a basic knowledge of the drop skill, initially, he required a low hand signal to go into position, however as the session progressed he began to respond to the verbal cue. While in drop he does struggle to hold duration. While at home this would be a great skill to focus on, build his duration in drop. Beginning slowly with 30 seconds and building up to 2 minutes, 5 minutes, etc.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Clancy focused on further developing his skill place within the classroom, slowly increasing distractions. We focused on this skill to develop his understanding and further condition dogs. At the beginning of this session, there were no other dogs in the classroom only two visible in crates. Clancy shows a good understanding of the skill place, he responds to the verbal cue and holds good duration when under low distractions. The trainer rotated between using treats and play as his reward depending on the distraction level. As he was performing well the trainer introduced another dog into the classroom who was in a passive place (quiet, lazy, male dog, minimal movement). This was initially distracting for Clancy but he did not react, using play the trainer redirected his focus and he continued with his training. This is great progress for Clancy.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Exposure||Comment: In his final session, Clancy focused on learning the new skill search in the classroom. We began teaching Clancy the search skill to help reduce his reactivity as he is learning to not react to dogs while he is not in a controlled position. Clancy performed well, we began this session with another dog in the classroom but at a distance. This skill is simply using the verbal cue then throwing treats on the floor. As the session progressed Clancy was performing so well the trainer was able to begin moving towards the dog. Clancy continued to perform well.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
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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