Wow! Cookie was definitely a clever Cookie today. She quickly learnt how to play Jenga, the trainer was very impressed with her shaping and problem-solving skills. Keep up the great work 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: Trick Training||Comment: In her first session, Cookie focused on learning the new skill 'Jenga', staring with conditioning the wooden blocks. We focused on this skill to challenge Cookie with a mentally and physically hard skill. Cookie interacted with the wooden block straight away, touching it with her nose. She quickly began to try new things, including using her paws and opening her mouth onto the block. The trainer rewarded the desired behaviour of opening her mouth on the block. As she was performing so well the trainer began to encourage her to take the block, this challenge was a piece of cake for miss Cookie. She quickly began to pull the wooden block from the trainer’s hand. We suggest continuing to practice the skill at home. To help with her accuracy with the small blocks you can cover more and more of the block with your hand, leaving her with a small section to pull out. Please refer to pics before for example.||Focus: Foundation||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her second session, Cookie continued to work on learning the new skill 'Jenga'. As she was performing so well the trainer began to introduce the tower of block (most blocks glued so can only remove some). Cookie performed very well, she quickly continued to pull the block out even though it is now on top of the tower. The trainer was very impressed with how quickly she learnt this skill.||Focus: Foundation||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her final session, Cookie played Jenga with her trainer and won! During this session, the trainer began placing the blocks in different slots in the tower. When the block moved Cookie initially struggled, but with some guidance she began to take it slow, and follow the trainers pointed finger and identified the correct block.||Focus: Foundation||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.