Cookie was full of energy today!
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: The focus of this session was to further develop Cookie's skill 'place' within the high distracting environment (cats, bird and other dog training nearby. Practising drop within a high distracting environment helps proof her skill as well as condition cats as a positive. Cookie performed very well, she was engaged, focused and placed very well. Cookie successfully placed on a small bed, step and plate while in this environment. Next time the trainer would like to work on sending Cookie to place from a distance while in a highly distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: This session was focused on further developing Cookie's skill 'Never ending hanky' while in the Cattery. The trainer began to challenge Cookie with 'pickpocketing' the hanky. Cookie was initially hesitant to grab the hanky from the trainers pocket, however with some guidance she began to tug the hanky. By the end of the session, Cookie was independently finding the hanky and tugging it out. The trainer was very impressed with Cookie during this session. Continuing to practise this skill at home will see her progress continue to grow.||Focus: Conditioning||A+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: The third session was focused on building Cookie's impulse control with the trick 'around' and food distractions. cookie can struggle with her impulse control surrounding food. The trainer began with one plate of food several feet away from the cone. Cookie performed so well the trainer was quickly able to increase the distractions to three food bowls on either side of the cone. On the first repetition, Cookie ran to the food, however with some guidance she began to ignore the food. Next time the trainer would like to see Cookie ignore the food on the first repatriation.||Focus: Repetition||A+|
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.