Cooper was very nervous in the classroom environment but made good progress. Well done Cooper
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: Conditioning||Comment: For Coopers first session the trainer took him to the classroom to charge the marker. (just like what happened with Harvey) However Cooper was quite nervous and didn’t want to take treats. The trainer sat with him and chatted and had pats and cuddles! After about 10 minutes Cooper started taking treats and the trainer was able to charge his marker.||Focus: Repetition||X|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Cooper once again didn’t want to take treats at the start of this session and another trainer entered the room. Cooper struggled with someone else being near and looked to his handler for security. As the session progressed he settled and started taking treats again. The trainer then started to do some loose lead walking with Cooper. This was all done inside and Cooper did well but he was nervous because of the other dogs nearby and different people. Unlike Harvey you need to introduce distractions as a slower rate for Cooper.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Cooper’s last session was learning the place skill. Once again he was distracted by another dog being trained close by. But he did soon settle and was taking treats. Cooper appeared to know the place skill already. As such the trainer started to add duration to this. Helping Cooper to stay on the bed for longer periods of time. Because there was a fair amount of distraction in the room already the trainer did not push that. However, next time it would be good to push Cooper with some more distraction. You can work on the place skill at home, while watching TV. Pop Cooper on a lead and on place. He has to stay there while the tv show is on. Keep rewarding him. When the advert comes on, release him and have play time. Then when the show comes back pop him back on place.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.