Gryffin did well today, showing a good amount of engagement through all his lessons. He took treats nicely for the majority of the day, having moments on chomping but these were few and far between.
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: Place Training||Comment: Gryffin made his way outside over to the fence where we had a couple of our resident cows grazing on the other side. We put gryffin on place as we used them for a distraction. Gryffin didn't acknowledge the animals as he went on and off place, happily comprising the skill when asked. He ignored his trainer once as he tried to get a treat that was dropped, although returning to the skill immediately after. We then brought him back inside, practising sending him to place from a distance, with Gryffin running between two beds. He happily ran from bed to bed which were around 10 meters apart. He released himself early a couple of times here but with a little bit of repetition he stayed on reliably||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Gryffin worked on his duration in his drop. At the start of the lesson, Gryffin would happily go down into the skill but would immediately pop back up. We put some time into showing him he needed to stay down in the skill, guiding him back down gently when he got up early. It took a bit of time but by the end of the lesson he was staying in the skill waiting for his treat for up to 10 seconds at a time consistently.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: We put Gryffin on a long lead and started working on his recall. We did this by letting Gryffin get distracted, before moving backwards and calling him. This engages Gryffin to want to chase us. We lure him into a sit when he gets to us and give him the treat. Gryffin came back a good amount of the time, getting distracted momentarily every now and then, needing to be reeled in. By the end of the lesson he was consistently following his trainer back.||Focus: Foundation||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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