Daisy did so well today, she absolutely smashed her training!
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: For her first session today Daisy worked in the classroom in her engagement, reward markers and place! We did the engagement and reward markers together. To do this we played a little game, we would throw a treat, once Daisy got the treat and turned back to us we would say “yes” and throw another treat. This teaches Daisy that she is getting rewarded for looking at the trainer. A reward marker helps the dog understand what they have done which is right! The moment they display the desired behaviour, we say “yes” and give them a treat. We use a reward marker (yes) because it signals to the dog that they did the right thing and a treat is coming! If we didn’t have a reward marker, they might show the behaviour but by the time the treat arrives they could have gotten up or forgotten what they did in the first place. After a few minutes of this we progressed to her place training. We would lure her onto the raised bed and mark + reward once all four paws were on the bed. The only rule of this skill is that all four paws must remain on the bed until released with the word “break.” A release word essentially terminates the skill and tells the dog they can do what they want. We use this instead of stay/wait because it’s much easier for the dog to understand. While Daisy is on place mark and reward a few times and then release her! She had no troubles at all and was eating her treats straight away. She was also working in the classroom with another dog present, she had no troubles focusing on the trainer!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Daisy’s second session today she worked on her drop skill. For this we used a lure to get her into position, marked yes once she was in a drop and rewarded her. To start with we released her quickly with the word “break” so she wouldn’t stand up beforehand. This teaches her that she should only break position when told to. Daisy seemed to have some basic knowledge of this skill already and did really well. By the end of the session we could lure her into position, mark and reward 4-5 times before releasing her! We didn’t have any distractions present as she is still learning the basics of drops with implied duration!||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For Daisy’s last session today she worked on her paws up skill. This skill is great because it helps them build confidence in themselves and with random surfaces! Daisy was a little bit hesitant of this at first so we tried a few different objects. We started with a plastic pod, moved to a large wobble board and finally the skateboard. She had the most success with the skateboard! We made sure to hold it still but she was happy enough to put two feet onto it. Keep working on this, luring her up onto different objects!||Focus: Confidence||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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