Miss Izzy did well today, she was a little nervous but was able to have some fun! The more she experiences the Dayschool's the more comfortable she will feel!
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: This session focused on some exploration! We took Izzy for a good walk all around the property, letting her explore and take in her surroundings. This is a great way to help them feel more comfortable as sniffing is a naturally calming behaviour for dogs! Izzy was happy to say hello to her trainer and come in for cuddles! We finished the session up in the classroom letting her meet some of the other trainers. She wasn’t interested in treats but she was happy to have pats.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: This session was focused on teaching Izzy “place.” This skill is really good for teaching impulse control and has one rule - all four paws must remain on the bed until we release her. This means we had to start introducing the release word “break” (you can chose a different word if you would like - just keep it consistent). Since Izzy wasn’t taking any treats we used lots of verbal praise and pats. To get her on place we stood on the other side of the bed and encouraged her on. She seemed to really enjoy this but would get distracted easily by other people or dogs.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: The last session focused on her sit skill, she showed some good prior knowledge of this skill so we were able to do lots of repetitions. With her behaviour around dogs we would recommend booking a Private appointment with a trainer, she was quite nervous and this lack of confidence can lead to outbursts of “reactivity” towards other dogs. She didn’t react to any dogs during her sessions today but if we didn’t redirect her focus back to the trainer she would fixate and become very distracted by other dogs.||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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