Elaine did an awesome job today and it is great to see her overcome her nervousness to work for the treats
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: Ring a Bell||Comment: For the first session the trainer worked with Elaine and the ring the bell trick. There was no back track needed today and Elaine started trying to make the bell ring straight away. As the session progressed Elaine worked really hard to make the connection to what she had to do with the bell to get a treat. Towards the end she was consistently ringing the bell. Next time the trainer would like to proof this trick and put a name to the action.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: Today Elaine learnt another new skill - touch. For this the trainer used a target stick. This is a fantastic building block skill to introduce new tricks later on. Elaine once again did really well at this and it didn't take long before she was seeking out the stick to ensure she got that treat. Next time the trainer would like to get Elaine moving around a lot more to get to the stick and to proof it with a command to the action. This is an easy skill that can be practiced at home also with a spoon. Later on touch can be used for different items also.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Elaine's final session she worked on her riding the skate board trick. The trainer used Elaine's paws up command to get her on the skate board and then slowly started luring Elaine whilst moving the board. Elaine was unsure about this but as the session progressed she gained more confidence. This is a skill that the trainer would like to continue to work with Elaine to build her confidence to the point that she can push the board herself.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.