Gryffin had a fun day with his trainer, going over his obedience skills. He was happy to give us his attention throughout each lesson as well as a cuddle and a pat in 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: Crate Training||Comment: We spent our first lesson with Gryffin with a bit of crate training. We practiced getting Gryffin to voluntarily go into the crate before paying him with a treat before letting him out. After a little bit of this we started to make griffin wait for us to use his release word “break” before letting him out, gently guiding him back in if he left the crate before we said break. After a bit of repetition, we then practiced closing the door for a few seconds at a time before opening the door back up and paying him with a treat. By the end of the lesson, Gryffin with sitting in the crate contently, as well as happily sitting in the crate between his lessons.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: We practiced Gryffins duration in his place skill as well as his manners when taking treats. We started to pop Gryffin on place, doing some quick repetitions to get him back up to speed. Gryffin tended to nip our hand quite a bit so we practiced only rewarding him when he tried to take the treat gently from our hands. While we did this we maintained the place skill throughout the lesson. It took a little bit of work, but after a while Gryffin started to be gentler when taking the treat, having moments throughout the day where he would nip us in excitement but with a quick reminder would go back to being nicer when taking his treat.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Gryffin worked on his loose lead skills in the classroom around another dog. This distracted Gryffin quite a bit, with his engagement wavering as we would pass by the other trainer and their dog. We continued going up and down, rewarding Gryffin when he was next to us giving us his engagement. After a bit of time in the skill, Gryffin’s engagement was locked onto his trainer, completely ignoring the other dog in the room.||Focus: Distraction||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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