Cookie did really well today with his skills, he was exhausted by the end of it so you might pick up a tired puppy! Also next time if you could leave us your Instagram so then we can take you in the photos we put up of him.
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: In cookie’s first dayschool today we trained the skill place, for place we did use one of our beds because it’s helps them understand the skill better because there stepping up on to a object rather then it just being on the floor. When he started to understand the skill better you can then start training it on a rug or mat. First we were luring him on to ‘place ‘ then rewarding with the word ‘yes’ and treats keep rewarding for a few times then when releasing him say ‘break’ and lure him off. Repetition is key, once he’s understanding the skill slow down the treats which will help with his duration in the skill.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Cookies second session we trained Loose lead walking. Because he is only young he did struggle with this skill. Basically with no distractions you want to lure his nose while walking and reward with ‘yes’ and treats. If he goes to pull you walk the other way which helps him understand that he can’t get to what he wants. If he looks up at you reward again with ‘yes’ and treats. Because when walking our dogs we want his engagement on you and not what is going on around him.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Cookie’s last session we trained drops, he was exhausted by this point but still did very well. Like we did in class luring his nose in between his front legs wait till his butt hits the floor the reward with ‘yes’ and treats at the start do lots of rewarding then when releasing him say ‘break’ and lure him out of the drop position. Eventually we can start adding the word in but because he’s only young he is going to forgot the word ‘drop’ very quickly especially because he doesn’t know the skill well enough yet, but he is a quick learner.||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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