Diesel did amazing today! While a little crazy coming out of accomodation the trainer was able to channel this into his training and really work on 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: Diesel started off very distracted today, this is understandable as he has been in accomodation all weekend so he was full of energy today! To help guide this energy into the training the trainer first started off with some engagement games, making sure they had Diesels attention before expecting too much out of him. Once this was achieved his loose lead walking was much better, he still needs to learn not to hit the end of the line but he is making progress in this regard and by the end of the session was walking really nicely next to the trainer keeping his focus up, it may take a while to get there but every successful session like this decrease the time it will take to get him focused at the start of each training session both here and at home.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: His second session today was based around confidence raising with some paws up. This skill isn’t just the ability to get Diesel to put his front paws up on things but rather it’s also a way we can get Diesel to physically touch certain textures and objects with his paws, this in itself is a confidence raising exercise especially when the object that Diesel is putting his paws on is new or strange for him. An example of this today was the trainer used what we call a “wobble board” which is designed to wobble when Diesel steps on it, the unpredictable movement made it a little scary for him however with the help of the trainer he was able to push past this and was easily getting on to the wobble board by the end of the session!||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his final session today the trainer worked on his place skill. The focus of this session was twofold, firstly they wanted to make sure he understood the verbal for this still and was still where he was at the last time he was with us but the trainer also noticed he didn’t seem to respond to his release command so they worked on this a little bit as well. They would get Diesel on to the place bed with the command “place” and by pointing at the place mat, once he was on they would let him sit there for a moment before giving the release command and rewarding him off the place bed, if he got off on his own he was put back on place without a reward, this was repeated until he was no longer leaving the bed and was waiting for his release command, from here we can start pushing how long he stay on the bed as well as starting to add in some distractions.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
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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