Gryffin had a fun day working on his skills inside, keeping nice and cool away from the heat. We took it a bit slower with our old boy to make sure he was happy. Gryffin was engaged the whole time, happily completing all his tasks.
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Gryffin worked in the classroom, staying out of the heat. We practiced walking near other dogs in the room at a close but safe distance, focusing on keeping his engagement on his trainer. Gryffin followed the majority of the time, not paying any attention to the other dogs at all, only keeping his focus on the trainer and his treats. We upped the distraction with the dogs around him, with Gryffin still giving us his full attention. Gryffin would lose focus and pull every now and then, although spending most of his time by our side.
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: Gryffin dedicated a session to his treat manners, working on taking them from our hand nicely. Gryffin started the lesson nipping our hand every few treats as he tried to take them, being too worked up to try and be soft. We focused on getting Gryffin to work out how to get the treat from our hand with us holding it in difficult ways, making him be gentle before releasing it to him. He continually nipped us as we did some repetitions, but as we continued to work, he started taking them nicely, continuing this until the end of the lesson.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Gryffin finished with a bit of fun, going over the High 5 skill. As Gryffin knows his paw/shake skill, we transitioned this to start being able to do it when our hand is in a high 5 position. Gryffin was happy to put his paw on our hand when it was in a shake position, although finding it confusing when we moved it towards the high 5. We held onto a treat, with Gryffin eventually trying to paw at our hand to get the treat. We then marked "yes" and continued repetitions. Gryffin eventually started to understand if he gave us a high 5, he would get a treat, and we started to pair the verbal "high 5" with the action. By the end of the lesson, Gryffin was well on his way to cementing this skill in his knowledge.
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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