It was great to train Mr Dyson today, he is such a happy boy who is very enthusiastic about his training. 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: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his first session, Dyson focused on further developing his skill 'drop', working on fading the lure. We focused on this skill to improve his understanding of the skill and continuing to build his impulse control. Dyson initially requires a lure to go into drop, slowly the trainer was able to reduce the lure and begin using a hand signal. Dyson continued to perform well. However, he can become easily distracted by his environment and lose engagement. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home, focusing on fading his lure.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Dyson focused on further developing his skill 'send to place' with repetitions under distractions (food). We focused on this skill to proof his send to place under high distractions, what better distractions than his favourite thing, food. The trained began with a bowl of food next to his bed, this was enough to distract Dyson and make his struggle to-go-to place. But with some guidance, he quickly began to ignore the food and walk past with minimal guidance from the trainer. As he was performing well the trainer added a second bowl of food. Initially, Dyson was slightly distracted but continued to perform well. We suggest continuing to practise send to place at home, challenging hi with different locations, distractions and people.||Focus: Distance||C+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: In his final session, Dyson focused on learning the new skill 'touch' (touching a target stick). We focused on this skill to build engagement and develop his problem-solving skills (shaping). Dyson performed very well, he interested with the target stick straight away, touching it with his nose. As the session progressed, he continued to touch the target, however, he can stop touching the stick to see if he still gets a reward. During this time, it is important to wait for him to continue the skill then reward.||Focus: Foundation||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.