Gryffin did well with his training today, trying hard with all his skills. We upped the criteria we wanted from him today, focusing on his engagement and duration
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: Place Training
|Comment: We focused on Gryffin’s distance and duration in the skill today. We put Gryffin on a long line, practising taking steps back with Gryffin staying on the bed. We practised sending Gryffin to the bed from a small distance, before taking a couple steps back to put some dissuade between us. Gryffin found it challenging at first, wanting to step off the bed when we started taking some steps back but after some repetition, it took a bit more of a distraction to get him to hop off the bed. We then practised sending him to the bed from a bit further out each time, getting him to make his own way to the bed from up to 5 steps away with just a hand gesture and the verbal "place"
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Gryff worked on his loose lead in the classroom, focusing on his engagement. We laid out a gauntlet of toys and treats on the ground for us to walk through; we focused on making sure Gryffin paid attention to his trainer as we walked. At first, Gryffin was interested in the food and toys, not paying any attention to his trainer. With some repetition and guidance, Gryffin started to focus completely on his trainer, walking right by the distractions without looking at them at all.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: We introduced this skill to Gryffin using a wooden spoon. We put the spoon in front of his nose, waiting from him to interact with it. Once he boops it with his nose, we mark yes and give him a treat. It some a bit of repetition but Gryffin started nosing the spoon over and over as he began understanding what was wanted from him. We started to add in the verbal "touch" as we got to the end of the lesson. This skill is a foundational skill which can be used to start teaching other skills, as well as a bit of fun and a good way to build engagement.
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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