Harvey did well for his first day school. He was focused and engaged well.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Harvey's first session the trainer spent time charging his yes marker. A yes marker is used to reward a dog as soon as they have done something right. We say yes and then we can give a treat. The yes marker allows us to reward straight away with no delay to the reward. However, for the yes marker to work we need to charge the marker. This is just done by saying yes and giving the dog a treat. The dog does not have to do anything. It is just the word yes and given a treat. The marker should be charged enough that when you say yes the dog will whip its head around to get that treat. When Harvey's marker was charged the trainer practiced loose lead walking. This was done inside with very low distractions and Harvey did quite well. Every time he pulled the trainer changed direction. You can practice this at home with low distractions, in the back yard or inside the house. Work in short distances and change direction when Harvey pulls. Next time the trainer would like to increase the level of distraction for Harvey.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Place training was the focus for Harvey's second session. Place is a great skill for a dog to have. When visitors come to the house place is where a dog can go and relax and not rush and jump on visitors. To help train Harvey to understand this skill, the trainer lured him onto the bed. As soon as all four feet were on the bed Harvey was rewarded with yes and a treat. The then was released off the bed using the word break. This was repeated many times to help Harvey learn the skill. Next time the trainer would like to see Harvey start to increase the duration that Harvey stays on the bed for. .||Focus: Repetition||D|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Harvey's last session was teaching him the drop skill. Having Harvey know this skill is important as it is a versatile skill. It is a great skill to use to stop jumping on people and help when out walking and coming across other dogs. The trainer started luring Harvey into the drop position with food. This did take a while for Harvey to understand but it didn't take long before he worked out what he needed to do. Next time the trainer would like to start fading the lure out and introducing the verbal command for this skill.||Focus: Repetition||D|
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.