It was a pleasure to train with Mr Hugo today, he is such a sweet boy who loves to learn and interact with people. He performed very well today with his training, practicing these skills at home will help build his basic 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: In his first session, Hugo focused on relaxing within the classroom environment around multiple dogs. Hugo was initially distracted by the active classroom environment. Using conditioning, and treats Hugo quickly began to focus on his trainer. While conditioning the classroom the trainer also began to condition his reward marker 'yes'. We suggest continuing to charge his maker at home. Simply say 'yes' followed by a treat.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Hugo focused on learning the new skill 'place' within the classroom environment. We focused on this skill to begin building his impulse control and duration while in a controlled position. Hugo happily went onto place but struggled to hold duration. The trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 10 seconds) to help encourage him to remain on place. This was slowly reduced as the session progressed, the trainer was able to begin creating distance, taking one step back while he remained on place. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home focusing on duration.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Hugo focused on learning the new skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions (training within the classroom while 2 other dogs training). Hugo initially showed little knowledge of the skill drop. Hugo initially struggled to follow a lure into position. As the session processed the trainer noticed he is highly motivated by tennis balls. Hugo began to follow a lure into position with some guidance, once in position the trainer released him with 'break ' and played with the ball. Using this method helped Hugo build his confidence with drop and have fun. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home, focusing on luring him into the correct position.||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.