Dexter was such a good boy today! He kept great engagement throughout his sessions and tried his best with some tricks he is not familiar with.
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: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Today Dexter started off his training by revisiting his ‘paws up’ skill. We began with a flat, blue pod with small rubber spikes on the top. Dexter was a bit hesitant at first, but once he was comfortable with it, he was smashing this skill! We then moved onto a more wobbly, green pod to test his ability a bit more. He performed this skill wonderfully, with ease and with a wag in his tail throughout. In the future we want to build Dexter’s confidence more and try to see if he can place his paws on 2 individual pods.||Focus: Confidence||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Dexter’s next session, we worked on his ‘roll over’ skill. Dexter did not show any prior knowledge and therefore struggled a bit with following the lure. Dexter did not show much interest in the fritz used as his treat, so we were only able to get him onto his side, but he would not follow through with rolling fully over. In the future we want to try Dexter on a more rewarding treat, so he is able to be more engaged with the skill.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: To finish off, Dexter had a play session with drops. As Dexter does not seem to be interested in toys, we did physical play and asked him to drop to test his focus and engagement. The happy, waggy boy did very well and always dropped when told. We would like to test Dexter’s ability to do this in many more distracting environments as it is important to ensure his focus and engagement remains strong.||Focus: Distraction||A|
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.