Coco was so excitable today, we worked lots on her engagement. She loves her cuddles and treats!
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: Cocos first session today we focused lots on engagement. We played an engagement game to help with this. This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards. After a while Coco started to show more focus but would still get very distracted if someone new came into the classroom. We did some place training, she had great duration while on place but really struggled to give the trainer attention. We only rewarded her when she looked to the trainer while she was on place. Really work on her engagement at home, playing the engagement game is easy, you can sit on the lounge and do this!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Coco’s second session today was focused on engagement again and her drop skill. We worked on getting her focused first and then proceeded to work on her drops. Coco has really good knowledge of her drop skill although struggled a little bit with duration today so we focused on this. We were able to get her into a drop with a verbal cue and then step back slightly. This tested her duration and also impulse control as there was lots going on the classroom today. She did react towards another dog but was easily redirected back into a drop. Keep working on her drops at home but the day schools are definitely a great idea to continue as we can help with her barking towards other dogs.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: Coco’s last session today worked a bit more on her engagement as she gets really excited when she comes out of the crate. We were able to quickly move into some muzzle training. We had Coco in a drop while doing this so she couldn’t get as distracted quite as easy. Coco immediately stuck her nose in the muzzle and then looked at the trainer for a treat! We did lots of repetitions with this and started to work on duration. Coco is such a good girl and loves her cuddles so much. She has really good knowledge of her basic obedience but just needs to be pushed further.||Focus: Repetition||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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