Little Mr Frankie did really well for his first day. While he was quite distracted during his first session he did improve throughout the day. Frankie appears quite over-aroused around other dogs ,with a lack of obedience/job to do and engagement this leads to frustration and the outbursts that you are seeing. We recommend working on his skills at home and attending Dayschools to develop 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: Conditioning||Comment: This session we focused on some exposure and exploration for Frankie. We explored the property letting him have a good sniff all around. We had a look through the carpark, classroom and grassed areas. Frankie was very distracted by the other dogs and lacked engagement with his handler, he wasn’t interested in treats since he was so distracted by everything around him. With consistent training (everything we discussed during the Private Appointment) and appropriate exposure we will be able to work on Frankie’s behaviour around other dogs.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: This session focused on introducing “place.” This skill is great for building impulse control, self settling and reinforcing boundaries/manners. Frankies focus was hit and miss depending on what was happening in the classroom but overall we were able to get in some good repetitions of this skill. This will be really important for Frankie to focus on as it will allow us to work him around other dogs when/if he comes for more Dayschools! The benefits of this skill around the house are great also, can be used while watching TV, eating dinner or guests/family are around! Start with small repetitions and increase the duration as he improves.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: For his last session Frankie was showing the trainer some good engagement (even with another dog out of the crate). We practiced his sits and the engagement game. The engagement game involves throwing a treat on the floor, waiting for Frankie to retrieve it, once he looks back at us we mark “yes” and throw another treat. This is teaching him that engagement with us is beneficial. As he progressed with this we started to add in a sit before throwing the treat! This is a great way to burn some extra energy while also teaching him the benefits of engaging with you!||Focus: Repetition||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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