Gryffin continued building his skills, as well as having some fun in a busy classroom around a bunch of other dogs today. Gryffin's engagement was solid, focusing only on his trainer throughout the day, ignoring all the other dogs in the room.
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 introduced Gryffin to his 'around' skill, placing him on the bed, sending him around a cone before heading back. This helps develop a deeper understanding of the 'place' skill as well as helping teach him to be sent to the bed from a distance. We use a treat to lure him around the cone, rewarding him only when he steps back onto the place bed. We managed to start phasing out the lure, getting him to go around with just a hand signal.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Gryffin worked on his 'drop' skill, focusing on staying down despite distractions. Gryffin happily went down into his drop, maintaining the position as long as we stood still. We practiced putting him in the position and slowly moving around him, holding him accountable if he got up before his release word. Gryffin started staying down for longer durations, allowing us to move further around him before he got up. We gradually increased the difficulty, taking more and more steps around him and rewarding him with treats for staying down.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: We concluded with Gryffin's 'touch' skill, increasing the speed between repetitions. Gryffin began the lesson happily touching the stick, though he initially took his time between treats to start engaging with the stick again. After several repetitions, Gryffin started trying to touch the stick faster and faster, demonstrating a good understanding of the task at 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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