Jasper did really well today! He had great focus on the trainer and we were able to build on foundation skills to help with his issues.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For the first few minutes we worked on conditioning Jasper to his "yes" marker. When he does something good we mark it with a "yes" and give him a treat. Conditioning this just means saying "yes" and giving him a forward frequently for a minute or two. After this we started on his loose lead in the classroom to help with his pulling. He pulled a fair bit at the start but did manage to settle down into a nice loose lead walk. When another dog entered he did jump towards and bark a bit but by continuing to practice good loose lead with treats he was able to walk really nicely even with another dog around. Next time we'd like to continue working on his loose lead, particularly around other dogs to help with his reactivity. At home work on walking Jasper around the house or in the backyard with lots of treats when he walks next to you or looks at you while walking.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on place training with Jasper. This gives Jasper a safe area from which to observe his surroundings and is a great way to deal with excitability and reactivity. Jasper was very unsure of going onto the raised bed and had to be lured. Once on the bed though he had great duration and stayed put which is great! We practiced releasing him from the bed with a release word of "break" to help him learn. Next time we'd like to continue building the foundations of this skill for Jasper and work on his distraction level while on place. At home use a raised bed where possible to practice this skill - lure him onto the bed, "yes" when all 4 paws are on it, then use the word "break" and lure him off when you want him to get off.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on Jasper's drop skill. He is quite good at going into drop already so we focused on his duration and holding drop around other dogs. Jasper only broke a few times but otherwise held the drop really well! He watched a lot of the other dogs but was still quote focused on the trainer and listened well. Next time we'd like to push Jasper's drops with some more distractions to strengthen it. At home practice drops often and frequently give him treats for staying in it.||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.