Kali was super excited to get going today but we started his sessions straight from the kennels to get him in the right mindset!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his first session today Kali worked on some red-light-green-light drops! We decided to really test him with this skill and did it straight from the kennels. We were practicing in the corridor that runs through the middle of the kennels. Kali was quite excited to get going but knew exactly what to do once the toy came out. He did really well with his listening and only struggled twice to get into position. From here we practiced outside and in the cattery since it started to rain. He did really well with this, keep it up. Practice with more and distractions, gradually adding them as he gets better!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For Kali’s second session today we worked on a new skill; touch or targeting. This involves getting him to touch an object with his nose. We like to teach this skill not only because it is fun but because it is a good way to keep them engaged in a distracting environment. To teach this we present the touch stick in front of him and reward him for any behaviour towards it. It took Kali a while to realise so we had to move the stick around to grab his attention. Towards the end of the session Kali had a light bulb moment and was touching it repetitively. The next step is to move the stick further and further away from him face to test him! The end goal of this skill is to have them in a control position and then release them to touch the object. The object can be a touch stick, wooden spoon or your hand, it doesn’t matter what the object is! While they are learning the skill try and keep it consistent, once the skill is labeled then we can change the objects around.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session today we worked on his ring toss skill. We practiced just letting him pick the ring up and drop it wherever. Repetition for this skill is critical because the small increments towards the final goal is what we want. We can reward him for attempts that were closer to what we want but withhold treats if he goes backwards. It’s important to remember where he is up to and just how far his knowledge expands. Keep working on this skill, for now focusing on him picking the ring up and dropping it wherever.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
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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