Overall Jordan did an awesome job for a puppy his age. My standards are relatively low because he is so young, but he exceeded them! Keep working with him at home, continue coming to the weekend sessions and bringing him to day schools. You’re doing a fantastic job, we love seeing what we teach transfer to the home environment too.
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: Desensitisation
|Comment: I started off just by rewarding him for sniffing and associating with the brush & nail clippers. Lots of positive experiences, lots of fritz and verbal praise. Jordan did very well with the brush on the soft side, but the harder bristles caused him discomfort. We focused on this in particular as his coat will most likely grow longer and he’ll need the harder bristles to brush out knots and prickles. He didn’t need his nails clipped, but I did touch his paws with the clippers. He didn’t pull away or show any signs of refusing me touching his paw so I rewarded this highly with a big jackpot of treats. Jordan is very intelligent and offers a lot of engagement while training. Continue desensitisation at home and we can gradually build him up to a full groom with our groomer.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Secondly we worked on place. Jordan was fantastic! He knows this very well, and I can tell you’ve been working on it with him outside of day school. We worked on duration and distractions. He was expected to stay on his place while our trainers worked other dogs around him. He kept engagement and didn’t break his place til released. Next time we will increase distractions, duration and add distance to the mix. Keep working on it at home with him, he’s learning very fast and is advanced for a puppy his age.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Lastly we worked on Jordan’s loose leash skills which he ACED. He was a very good boy, very attentive, focused the entire time, held a loose leash while working around distractions. We worked inside around the dogs in their crates, as well as a Great Dane having his Day School session also. Next time we will increase distractions and move outside to work around the stock, other dogs, as well as new smells and sounds.
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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