Jaeger settled much more quickly today which was great. While he still gets bit nervous he did great with his skills today and is starting to settle in the classroom.
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: For his first session we took it easy with Jaeger. We worked on giving him treats in the kennels until he was happy to walk with the trainer to the classroom (this took less than a minute). Once in the classroom we let him explore around while walking and continued conditioning him to his "yes" marker. As the session progressed he started to focus more on the trainer - responding to his marker and regularly "checking in" while walking. Once this started happening we started some light work on his loose lead. He is very responsive to the lightest amount of pressure and started walking quite nicely next to the trainer in the last 5 minutes of the session. Really good progress for Jaeger and he was rewarded with a yummy lickimat in his crate at the end to continue conditioning him to the classroom environment.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we continued building his foundation for his place skill. At the beginning of the session he would walk right off the bed straight away but as the session progressed and he started understanding what was required of him he started staying on the bed with much better duration. We tested him a little by taking small steps away and he did so well with staying on the bed until he heard his release word of "break". Teaching Jaeger to settle on place and relax was also a major focus of this session as giving him a safe place in the classroom can help him adjust to new situations. This would be a great skill to continue at home as it is fantastic for nervous dogs and can be easily paired with a Kong treat or lickimat!||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we took Jaeger around the classroom again and worked on some drops. The classroom was a bit busier with more people so he was distracted, particularly at the start. He listened well to the drop cue and we worked on duration. We were also able to work on some conditioning to loud noises while two crates were being built. Continue working on drop duration and light distractions as this skill will be beneficial to help with safety and when he jumps up on people.||Focus: Duration||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.