Gigi was very nervous at the start of the day but did gain confidence as she got used to her environment. Such a sweet and gentle girl!
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: Gigi was very nervous in the kennels at the start. She was a bit wary of the trainer and would go into the corner of her pen. Because of this we spent her first session just getting her used to the trainer by sitting in with her over multiple mini sessions and throwing/giving treats to her. She was eating the treats from the ground and the trainers hand which is really good but would retreat to the wall once she had eaten. The second time the trainer sat in with her she was a bit better. She was still taking treats but would come a bit closer and even licked the trainer on the nose once before going back to the corner. On the third mini session we got her on lead and slowly brought her into the classroom at her pace, letting her sniff and look around. In the classroom she took some treats and then we let her retreat into a crate to relax.||Focus: Repetition||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session we brought Gigi back into the classroom and put her on place to help condition her to the classroom environment. Gigi seemed a lot more settled and seemed happy to be doing a skill she seemed familiar with. She was friendly and would happily approach the trainer for a treat or quick cuddle. We worked on her duration on place while another dog was playing nearby - she broke a few times but otherwise did really well on place. Next time we'd like to do some distractions to help build up her confidence in the classroom. At home use place when Gigi seems anxious to help her learn to relax.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her last session we did try some loose lead first but she was very distracted and not engaged with the trainer so we did another place session. She did really well at her place session, she broke less than last time and listened well to the trainer. She even stayed on place while another trainer bounced a tennis ball (though she didn't take her eyes off of it!). Again, use place often at home as it can be a good safety and comfort skill for Gigi.||Focus: Distraction||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.