Keith showed progress with his skills today!
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: We focused on Keith's impulse control with the use of his down command. To begin with we started with duration and small distractions (trainer running past, making high pitched noises) and increased to higher distractions such as balls and food being thrown in front of him. Keith broke a few times without being released but quickly recovered when reminded to remain in down. We eventually progressed to outside with high pressure water which he did really well with! His reward was to play with the water but he also listened and followed through with the command to down straight away.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: Keith was introduced to the skill middles. It was interesting watching him try to work it out as he would offer all sorts of different behaviours. This session focused on repetition through luring him into position and then releasing him with 'free'. This is a good safety skill to utilise if needing a stronger hold and control of the dog and can also be used as a recall.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: During one of his sessions I noticed he was wary of the skateboard that another dog was working on. So for this session I decided to work on his exposure and confidence with moving objects (skateboard). Keith did everything in his power to avoid the skateboard (even with it stationery). With a lure I was eventually able to get him to put a paw on the skateboard but he would quickly remove it. Eventually the goal is to say 'paws up' and point to any object (no matter how scary it might seem) and he will follow through. Good job brave boy!||Focus: Confidence||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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