Hera was very distracted today and was reacting to a few dogs in the classroom so we went back to basics for the first two sessions
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 Heras first session we worked on her drop skill with dog distractions. This is a good skill for Hera as it puts her into a controlled position around other dogs. Hera really struggled today as she was very distracted by the other dogs. She was only dropping 50% of the time asked. To help reduce this the trainer gave Hera a handful of treats when she did drop after being asked. If she didn’t drop when asked to she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into her drop. After being put in her drop after ‘uh uh’ she was released straight away and asked to drop again. This teaches Hera that if she doesn’t drop even after she is put into it she won’t be rewarded, she’s only rewarded when she listens and goes into her drop when asked. Hera also struggled with her duration today as she broke multiple times. The trainer utilised the foot break so Hera would correct herself when she would break. Hera was also rewarded frequently while in her drop, especially if she made eye contact with the trainer. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her drops as she knows them but needs to understand that when asked she needs to go into it, it is not a choice.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Heras second session we worked on her drop skill again. We went to practice her shell game but she was reacting to another dog in the room so instead we worked on her drop duration. The other dog was working on red light, green light place so she was very worked up. Hera tried to break her drop multiple times but with the used of a foot break she corrected herself each time. When Hera would looked at the other dog she was rewarded to change her perspective of him. She didn’t well towards the end and even relaxed into her drop for 30 seconds. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her drops duration around high energy dogs to condition her to them.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Heras last session we worked on her shell game. This is a good skill for concentration. Hera is really good at tapping the shell however she doesn’t quiet understand that she has to tap the one with treats under it. Hera often tapped the opposite one to the treats or was just hitting both of them. As Hera knows the skill paws up, she may be getting confused with the two tricks. The next step for Hera will be to work on getting her to focus on which container the treats are under and only tapping that one. If she taps the correct one she gets the treats and if she taps the wrong one we reset the game.||Focus: Repetition||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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