Cookie performed very well today and loved learning all the new skills.
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 first session was focused on further developing Cookie's impulse control, through sending to place with food distractions. Cookie struggles to engage around food as it is a high distraction for her. The trainer began with four bowls of low value treats (two on each side) like a runway to her place. On the first three repetitions Cookie immediately went for the food instead of place, with some guidance she slowly began to ignore the food distractions. Once she was engaged Cookie performed very well, she can occasionally break for the food, but she is always showing progress. Next time the trainer would like to see Cookie show more engagement earlier in the session and ignore the food distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: This session was focused on introducing Cookie to the new skill ‘roll over’ with in the classroom. The trainer began by luring Cookie into a drop then encouraging her to roll over with a lure. Cookie quickly began to follow the lure and roll over, as she was performing so well the trainer was able to quickly reduce the lure to a hand signal. Cookie loved learning this trick and loves rolling over. This would be a fun skill to practise at home, this is the first step to ‘roll yourself in a blanket’.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: The third session was focused on introducing Cookie to the new skill ‘push a trolley’ (miniature Coles trolley). The trainer began with luring Cookie to put her front paws onto the handle, as she is so clever it did not take her long to figure out where to place her paws. As she was progressing so well the trainer began to encourage Cookie to take one step similarly to riding a skateboard. Cookie performed so well, she was pushing the trolley for two steps by the end of the session.||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.