Jasper had a great day today! He was getting so brave with his nail conditioning! So proud!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: First session Jasper worked on some nail trim conditions and paw handling. Jasper will happily give us his paw when asked but quickly taps his paw to the trainers hand and moves it away. We used a handful of treats for him to nibble at whilst the trainer began to move their hands over his paws, saying yes each time he kept his paw still, we also work on holding his paw which we could only do for a couple of seconds at a time but it’s so important with conditioning to not rush this process especially when he is already not a fan of his paws being handled. We also worked on touching the nail clippers to his paws and nails, marking yes and rewarding to make this as positive as we could, as well as having frequent breaks.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: In Jaspers second session we worked on greetings. To do this we had Jasper tethered and in a drop and worked on the trainer approaching with both low and high energy and from out of sight. He did break his drops a couple of times but started to get the hang of it as the session progressed. He was reluctant to go into the drop from just the verbal cue and did need a lure at times to help guide him. Keep working on this at home.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Final session Jasper started learning Chin Rest. This skill is great for helping with vet visits, nail trims, health checks etc as the end goal is to say the word “chin” and he will rest his chin on your hand and hold it there until he is released. To teach this we hold our hand out and use treats to lure him to rest his chin on our hand then mark yes and reward. Jasper does try to give his paw at times but was beginning to pick this up. Keep working on this at home gradually building duration as he begins to understand the skill further.
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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