Kimchi did some awesome work today but still struggles with some distractions. Keep up the training at home with distractions to help her stay engaged and focused during sessions.
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 her first session we continued work on Kimchi's drop skill outside in a high distraction environment with red light/green light. Kimchi was very distracted by the toy today and often had to be asked twice to drop so we moved the latter half of the session to inside the classroom which she did much better with. Next time we'd like to see better focus from Kimchi as she has been able to do this exercise outside previously. As this can still be a challenge for her, continue practicing drops while in an excitable state (not too intense as we want her to succeed) at home in a low distraction environment (on lead so that she can't choose to not listen) to help her focus during play.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her second session we worked on Kimchi's around skill to help with her recall. She follows a pointed finger to the cone and back to the bed very easily so we started working on just being able to point at the cone and say "around" for her to do the whole skill on her own. She did it a few times but then needed the heavier cue once she got distracted by another trainer coming into the classroom. Next time we'd like to see her being able to go around the cone and back to the bed with just a single finger point and command to test her understanding of the skill. At home practice her around skill with phasing out of lures and gestures to help build her confidence in the skill - have the cone/object a bit closer than usual to help her.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her last session we worked on Kimchi's skateboard skill. She is getting really confident with it and will stay on it while it moves. The focus of this session was to start teaching her to move it with her back legs (she often tries to move her front legs and sends it a little out of control). She managed to take one small steps with her back legs and was highly rewarded which will help her make the connection for what we want. To help her we also rewarded her for moving with the skateboard while the trainer slowly moved it as this helps to encourage her use of her back legs. Next time we'd like to have her using her back legs to push it around as this will be a big step in this skill for her! At home use tricks such as the skateboard skill to build her engagement and confidence.||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.