Cookie did really well in pushing her skills 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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Cookies first session we worked on her drop duration pushing her distractions. We had arranged a picnic area outside and organised for all the trainer to have a mock coffee and cake style sit down. Once Cookie had settled, she did extremely well and held her drop for any distraction. Her eye contact remained on the trainer majority of the time. However, to begin with when getting Cookie out of the kennel she was overly excited and was not focused. This followed to when she first reached the picnic area and didn’t drop like asked. With some refocusing from Cookie she dropped and then remained in that position until released.||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: Cookies second session consisted of a Hankie pull and touch skill. The Hankie pull proved to be easy work for cookie as she pulled the Hankie out of the cone first try. However, the trainer then pushed her and didn’t reward until she pulled out a certain amount of the Hankie. She became vocal which showed she was getting frustrated however quickly learnt to keep pulling. As she was doing so well, we decided to change the skill to pressing the bell. Cookie was getting very frustrated as to begin with she was using her mouth to touch the bell. She became vocal and started to bite the bell. To help ease this frustration the trainer picked up the bell and held it, so it was easier for her to press with her paw. Once she pressed it with her paw once she began to very quickly pick up what was being asked.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Cookies last session she worked on her place skill, specifically being sent to with lots of distractions. The trainer used toys, food, and other dogs as distractions. At the beginning Cookie started to go for the food but with the use of ‘uh uh’ and being put onto place she quickly corrected this behaviour and was going to place when asked. While she was ignoring the food, she would always walk slowly past it and look. The next step for Cookie will to be continuing to use food as a distraction but moving it closer to the bed.||Focus: Distraction||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.