"Dexter"

                   

2021-01-05

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: In his first session, Dexter focused on further developing his loose lead walking. Ensuring Dexter has a good understanding of loose lead walking helps reduce pulling and other challenging behaviors. Dexter was initially distracted within the classroom environment (Lexi was also training within the classroom). But with some guidance he quickly began to engage with his trainer and walk in the correct position. Next time we would like to see Dexter remain engaged with his trainer despite surrounding distractions. We suggest you continue to practise this at home in a low distraction environment (a hallway within your home). Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: The second session was focused on introducing Dexter to the skill place. Dexter performed very well, he picked up the skill quickly and only broke twice at the beginning of the session. While on place Dexter has good duration, as he was performing so well the trainer began to work on distance (taking steps away from the bed) and distraction (bouncing a ball in front of him), he broke on the first repetition, but after some guidance he was able to maintain it well. Next time the trainer would like to see Dexter not break on the first repetition. We suggest continuing to practice this at home. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This session was focused on further developing Dexter’s skill ‘Drop’ within the high distracting classroom environment (two other dogs training within the classroom). We focused on this skill to improve his decision making as a part of his reactivity. Dexter performed well with his drops, he showed knowledge of the verbal cue ‘drop’ and the hand signal, he can struggle with duration. The trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 10 seconds) to encourage him to remain in drop. As he was performing so well the trainer began to work on distance, the trainer was able to take several steps backwards while remaining in drop. We suggest you continue to work on this at home. Focus: Foundation B

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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