Holly performed well today, she loved learning the new skill and is progressing well with her drop. We would recommend practising her 'out' and 'leave it' commands at home before trying to use them out and about (at the dog park).
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: Trick Training||Comment: In her first session, Holly focused on learning the new skill leave it within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help when Holly is around or near objects she isn't allowed to touch, to leave them instead of picking them up. To train this skill the trainer had a low and high-value treat in each hand. The trainer presented Holly with the kibble (low), when she moved toward it the trainer closed their hand and waited for her to stop sniffing, and licking, then reward her with the high-value treat (fritz) in the opposite hand. After several repetitions, Holly began to ignore the low-value treats to get the fritz. We suggest keeping practising these skills at home.||Focus: Foundation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her second session, Holly focused on learning the new skill 'out' within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help when she has something she isn't supposed to (toy at the dog park) to drop. To start this skill the trainer began conditioning her to the command 'out' similarly to the yes command by dropping food on the floor when the cue 'out' is spoken. This helps holly understand that out means food. After several repetitions, the trainer challenged her with playing tug and using the out command. Holly performed well, with some help from her trainer she began to stop playing and let go of the toy when she heard the commend. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Holly focused on further developing her drop skill around office distractions (training in the office). We focused on this to challenge her with different distractions, including phones ringing, people moving around and the trainer leaving the room. Holly performed well, she initially struggled to maintain her drop, but with some guidance from the trainer, she began to perform well.||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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