Dave did really well today, although a bit excitable he managed good progress with his 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Dave’s first session today was focused on his loose lead walking. As he was quite excited first thing we decided this would be the best way to help him settle. To start with he was very pulley and tried to get to the trees but the trainer simply stopped moving, turned and went the other way. This teaches him that he can’t get to what he wants by pulling. When he fell in by our side we made sure to reward him as that’s a desirable position to be in! Anytime he looked at the trainer we also rewarded, we always want to reward them for good behaviours! Showing them where their advantage lies is the best way to teach them! Dave did settle down eventually and did some very happy trots (check out the Canine Connect instagram story).||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: His second session today was all about place training. The only rule for place training is that all four paws must remain on the bed until they’re released. To start with we lured him onto the bed with a treat, marked yes and rewarded. Since he is still learning duration for this we released him soon after with the word “break.” Dave picked this up pretty quickly and was able to jump on and off when asked! Duration can slowly be increased as he shows more and more understanding! Keep working on this one, it’s a good skill to help them self soothe!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Dave’s last session today was all about his drop skill. Dave showed some good knowledge of this skill already so we were able to push the distractions a little bit. We would ask for a drop (hand and verbal cue), mark yes, take a step back, do some funny movements, release and then reward him. We found that if we rewarded him while in position he would break position to get the treat. By rewarding them after they’re released stops this problem. Have a play around with this and see what you prefer! If you do reward after releasing just reduce duration for now and build it back up! He did really well today, Dave is such a character!||Focus: Duration||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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