We decided to mix up Jaxx's training today and focused on a lot of paws up/trick skills which he really seemed to enjoy. He was very confident and took on new challenges very well.
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: Place Training||Comment: Jaxx was very good in the kennels but did get very distracted when walking to the classroom (he pulled very strongly towards the cars/carpark). With a lot of coaxing and light pressure we were able to get him to the classroom and started off with a place skill to let him settle, especially as he wasn't taking treats yet. Again, using the touch skill took him from not taking treats to eating 10 seconds after when he had done a touch skill so this is a great skill to help ground Jaxx and give him something else to focus on when he is stressed.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his second session we revisited his Paws up skill. Jaxx was quite familiar with this skill still and offered his paws on it by himself as soon as he saw the bucket which is great! Since he was so comfortable doing paws up after a few minutes we worked on continuing his skateboard skill. Again, Jaxx was great at putting his paws on it and would stay on it while it moved a bit. The next stage for his skateboard skill is to teach him how to move it himself with his back legs. Awesome job from him, especially doing this around 2 other people and dogs!||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his last session we tested Jaxx's paws up skill with the Wobble board. The first time he put 2 paws on it but then would only put one on after he discovered how much it wobbled! Throughout the session he got more confident with one law and put 2 paws on it again maybe twice. Getting Jaxx to deal with unusual objects like this can help boost his confidence and it would be a great goal to get him to comfortably use 2 paws on it in the future.||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.