Gussy did so well today, we utilised different reward values but found he really loved his play!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his first session today Gussy worked on his down skill in the classroom with dog and people distractions. He was happy to eat his treats but did get quite distracted when another dog was making lots of movement. To help him focus better we created some distance and used his high value reward, kangaroo mince. He seemed a little bit more keen on this but still wasn’t overly fussed by it. For the last part of the session we worked on red-light-green-light downs using a tug toy. We would get him really excited and then ask for the down. He seemed more engaged with this so we spent the rest of the session using play as his reward.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Gussy’s second session today worked on his recalls. We did this in the classroom when there were no other dog distractions. It’s important to start in low distracting environments and build it up. For his rewards we mixed it up between tug and his kangaroo mince. When he started to loose interest in the food we immediately swapped to play to keep him engaged. We worked on a normal length lead so we could really work on his final position and speed at which he returned. Keep working on his recalls, these take a long time to perfect but keep practicing in different environments (low distraction to start with).||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his final session today we did loose lead walking just outside the classroom on the concrete. This environment is a little more distracting than the classroom as it is outside and he can hear all the kennel dogs barking. We didn’t reward him each time he looked at us, instead we waited until he did it a few times then whipped out the tug toy! He really gets into his play so it’s a great option to use as a reward! If he pulled towards something the trainer stopped and walked the other way, not allowing him to reinforce his own behaviour by reaching his target. We also practiced his inside and outside turns, getting him to pay attention to the trainers body movements!||Focus: Distraction||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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