Henry did great today, we had lots of fun with some skills!
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: Conditioning||Comment: For his first session today Henry worked on some conditioning. We focused on the bath and blow dryer. For the bath we treated it like a place command, we used a lure to get him in and rewarded him for staying. He had no issues getting in and out of the bath when asked! We also made sure to use his release word when we were ready to get him out. For the blow dryer we started out just having it on low and scattering his treats around the room. This means he had to search for the food while the noise was happening. We eventually started to move the hose towards him so he could feel the air on him. He did get a bit funny with this so we just kept the hose at a distance that was ok with him, still close enough so that he could feel it. While doing this we kept scattering treats around him to keep it positive. Keep working on this, even doing it with a normal hair dryer at home!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: His second session today was all about jumping through a hoop! We set the hoop up on a little stand and went to lure him through, before we could he walked through it by himself! Henry didn’t struggle at all with this skill confidence wise but needed to work on picking up his feet. A few times he knocked it over and it fell down…other than that we started to refine the skill and use a point cue to send him through. We still need a treat for now but very quickly we will be able to progress to just a visual cue and a verbal one. Keep working on this one, mess around with the height of the hoop and see how he goes!||Focus: Foundation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Play||Comment: Henry’s last session today was focused on play. Since he never seems very motivated to play at DaySchool we decided to try something different. For this we played our own game with the tug toy, this means the trainer threw it around, kicked it and acted all excited. This caught Henry’s attention and he started to perk up a bit. When he was showing more interest the trainer then started to play on and off with him while still playing their own game. Eventually Henry got really excited and grabbed the toy off the ground and ran around with it for a bit before dropping it! When he did this we made a huge deal over him and gave him a reward! Doing this makes them feel like they made that decision to play with the toy, not just the trainer trying to entice them. He seemed to enjoy this and will be good for us to keep working on and depending on what he is like at home, perhaps try it out!||Focus: Foundation||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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