It was a pleasure to have Mr Diesel back training with us today, he is such a happy boy who loves his training. The trainer was very impressed with his engagement when in the kennel area, keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Diesel focused on further developing his skill 'chin rest' with shaping and repetitions within the classroom. Diesel performed well, he initially wanted to place his paw in the trainers hand, but with some guidance he quickly began to place his chin instead. When in the correct position Diesel performs well with duration, he held his chin rest for several seconds, until released with ‘break’. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his second session, Diesel focused on further developing skill ' loose lead walking' with repetitions under distractions (walking outside in and around the kennel blocks). We focused on this skill to proof his engagement and walking under high distractions. Diesel performed very well, he was initially distracted by the environment but with some guidance he began to redirect his focus back into the trainer. We suggest continuing to challenge him with high distractions at home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his final session, Diesel focused on developing his impulse control surrounding food and his vocalisation. The trainer initially used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 30 seconds) to encourage him to remain quiet (rewarding non barking behaviours). This was quickly able to be reduced to approximately treats every couple of minutes. Diesel did whine once but with some guidance began to remain quiet. Diesel remained quiet on place for 10 minutes with food distractions. Next time we would like to increase the distractions while Diesel reminds quiet. We suggest continuing to practise this at home.||Focus: Manners||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.