Gryffin had a fun day working on his manners as well as learning a new trick which will carry over towards skills in the future. Gryffin was distracted throughout the day but once we got into the lesson, he would engage well and try hard.
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: We put Gryffin on place as we focused on teaching him treat manners. We took a hand full of treats, putting them in front of his face. Once Gryffin tries to take the treats to rough, we give him an "uh uh" and a gentle correction to let him know what his done isn't desirable. We continue this until he approaches the treats gently. Once he does, we mark yes and give him the treat. We don't focus too heavily on him being completely soft mouthed, as long as it is consistently softer than before. This is something that needs to be reinforced over time. When you give treats to Gryffin, be patient and wait for him to start taking it gently before rewarding. If he is getting rough, let him know that isn't okay and start again.||Focus: Manners||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Gryffin worked on his drop skill focusing on Duration. Gryffin was quite distracted this lesson as we started, not wanting to go onto the skill. We kept him accountable while getting his engagement on his trainer. Once his attention was on the task, we started focusing on Gryffin staying down in the skill. At first, Gryffin started popping back up immediately as we got him down into the position. We focussed on only paying him a treat of he stayed in the skill until his release word, gently guiding him back into his drop with his lead when he got up early. As we worked, Gryffin started to stay down in the skill longer and longer, still popping back up early every now and then but staying in his skill as we did repetitions.||Focus: Duration||C|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Gryffin finished his day working on his paws up. We introduced this skill, using a treat to lure Gryffin. We waited for Gryffin to put his paw up on a step before marking yes and giving him the treat. We continued repetitions of this until Gryffin was confidently putting his paw on each time. We then started to up the criteria needed to get the treat but waiting for him to put both paws up before rewarding. Gryffin picked this up quite quickly, putting both of his feet up on the step by the midpoint of the lesson. After some more repetition we started to try and phase out the treat, getting him to hop up with just the hand gesture and adding in the verbal “paws up”||Focus: Foundation||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.
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