Great day for Ivar. Lots of progress made and adventures had!
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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: When Ivar first arrived, the trainer started training straight away. Due to there being no men on the property today the trainer wanted to ensure that Ivar was exposed to as many different noises as possible around the property whilst training other skills. First stop was the kitchen, where the industrial dishwasher was making lots of noise and also the noises of it opening and shutting. A new new environment and different noises and Ivar did jump but after a few minutes he was sniffing the around without a care in the world. The trainer used this session for the obstacle course. It did take Ivar a few minutes to settle and go around the course. He likes to get caught up in all the good smells that it contains. Next time it would be great to see Ivar be able to go around the course fully a few more times.||Focus: Repetition||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Ivar’s next session was a focus on drops around the kennel dogs. The trainer started by getting Ivar into position quite a distance away but close enough that he could see the other dog barking at him. Ivar was nervous but the trainer kept talking to him and patting him until he settled. Throughout the session the trainer put Ivar in a drop closer and closer to the yard the dog was in. Ivar did really well at this. He really looked to the trainer for reassurances that he was safe, which was fantastic to see. Ivar was not taking treats but responded well to the talking and pats. Next time the trainer would like to start this exercise closer to the other dog than today. However, it was great to see Ivar work hard to overcome his nervousness and get settled to within a couple of metres from a barking dog.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: The last session was a loose lead walking session which included standing on things he wasn’t quite sure of and also some loud noises like gates banging, trucks and noisy trailers driving passed. Ivar did struggle initially with the walk the trainer took him into the paddock with the cows and sheep. Lots of good smells to distract him. He did start to settle for his little photo shoot on the rocks! He wasn’t totally comfortable with going on the rocks but once again he responded well to pats and talking and by the end of it we think he was posing on purpose!! The walk continued around the property with the trainer purposely banging gates as she went. At first Ivar jumped but after several gates had been opened and closed in this manner he was not fazed by the end of the session.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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.