Dakota did so well today, she showed some great progress in all her 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: Trick Training||Comment: Dakota’s first session today was focused on her ring toss skill. We worked on getting her to place the ring close to or on the base of the pole. Anytime she picked the ring up and put it closer we rewarded her but if she moved it further away we didn’t reward her. She did manage to get it a couple times by accident but we still rewarded her heavily for getting it on there. Keep working on this, rewarding for anything closer to the end result! At the moment she hasn’t quite made the connection between ring and pole so keep working on it.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Dakotas second session today focused on her hold skill. For this we used a wooden spoon and simply presented it to her. Straight away she started to bite it which is awesome! We are mainly working on duration with this skill now, so the use of bridging words comes in handy, such as extending the word good, or good girl. This encourages them to keep a hold of it because as soon as we say yes they let go and want the treat. Dakota did well with this, she was able to hold it for approximately 3-4 seconds.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Lastly we worked on her fetch skill but focused on reducing the barking. We did this on lead and also utilised her drop skill. Anytime she started barking we put her in a drop, if she continued we said “ah ah” and then waited for her to be quiet before playing again. She did get much better towards the end and only barked when actually chasing the ball. It’s important to be strict with her and not let her get away with any barking!||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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