Jenson did really well with his skills today however he was a nervous boy and did react to other dogs at times.
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 Jenson’s first session we worked on conditioning his to put the slip lead on. When the trainer first entered his kennel he came up to her however when she went to put the slip lead on he backed up into the corner of his kennel. As he was nervous the trainer decided to work on conditioning him to putting the lead over his head as well as to new people. To do this the Trainer sat on the floor with treats in her hands. By doing this she showed Jenson that going up to her meant he got treats. After Jenson started to go up to the trainer she started to condition him to the slip lead. This was done by firstly holding treats next to the lead. Once he was comfortable taking treats next to the lead the trainer started to hold the lead in a circle and make him put his head through to reach the treats. Jenson improved a lot by the end of the session and was putting his head almost all the way through the slip lead to get the treats.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Jenson’s second session we worked on his place skill. This skill is good for allowing them to settle onto the bed around distractions. Jenson did really well with his place skill and we even progressed to having him walk past food to get onto place. Jenson wasn’t phased and went straight onto place even with the food around. Throughout this session Jenson did react to one of the other dogs in the classroom. While this happened he was already on place so the trainer instead started giving him treats when he was looking at the dog. After giving Jenson a few treats he settled down and redirected his attention onto the trainer. The next step for Jenson will be to continue working on place around other dogs.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Jenson’s last session we worked on his drop skill. This skill is good as it allows Jenson to be in a controlled position while distractions are around. Jenson did really well with his drops so we progressed to outside where another dog was in sight. Again Jenson did well however his attention did decrease from when he was inside the classroom. At times Jenson wouldn’t drop and in this situation he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. When Jenson was in his drop but was staring towards the other dog he was constantly rewarded to show that looking at the dog comes with good things and therefore that dog can’t be that much of a bad thing. The next step for Jenson will be to continue working on his drops outside where other dogs are in view.||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.
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