Gryffin enjoyed his training working inside today, escaping the rain. We did a bit of trick training to keep him engaged and have some fun
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 put Gryffin on place in the classroom tethered and started adding in a bunch of distractions. We used toys, fast movement, excitement and distance to test Gryffin. As we ran past and throw toys around Gryffin, he stayed steadfast on the bed, waiting for his release word. He stepped off before his release 2-3 times but for the rest of the lesson he stood on the spot, tip-tapping with excitement waiting for his trainer to let him off. We took breaks every now and then to give him a treat and a cuddle before putting him back on and starting again.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: We introduced Gryffin to his middles skill. This is where we get Gryffin to run through our legs, before turning around and going into a sit between our legs. We start this by throwing a treat between our legs, getting him to follow it through. We then use a second treat to lure him back in between our legs, luring him into a sit before giving him the treat. Gryffin was comfortable going through our legs but was hesitant to go into a sit while in between them. We practiced rewarding him for just standing in between our legs at first to get him comfortable while in between them. As the lesson went on, he showed more confidence between our legs, although sometimes running out before the end of the skill as he tried to cheat and take the treat from our hand. By the end of the lesson we got him into the sit between our legs a few times.
|Skill learnt: Spin
|Comment: We had some fun with Gryffin for his last lesson, going over the "spin" trick. We use a treat to lure him around in a circle before marking yes and giving him a treat. We used "spin" to go around clockwise and "twirl" for counter-clockwise. As Gryffin followed the treat around consistently we started the beginning phase of being able to do the skill without having the treat in our hand. By the end of the lesson, Gryffin was happily following the treat around consistently, following our hand around on and off when we didn't have the treat in our hand.
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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