Overall feedback – It was a pleasure training with Kimchi today! She is a sweet girl who loves her cuddles and kisses. Keep up the good work and we hope to see her back soon.
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: Place Training||Comment: The first session was focused on introducing Kimchi to the skill ‘place’ within the classroom environment. Place is a great skill to help improve impulse control and build implied duration. Kimchi performed well with her place! She can struggle to go on and off the bed but has great duration. As she was performing so well the trainer began to increase the distance by taking several steps backwards, Kimchi did not break place despite the added challenge. Next time the trainer would like to see Kimchi showing more confidence going onto the bed. Continuing to practise her place at home would be a great way to help her progress.||Focus: Back to Basics||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The second session was focused on further developing Kimchi’s skill ‘drop’ within the classroom environment. Drop is a great safety skill for when you are out and about with Kimchi. Kimchi initially required a lure to go into drop, however this was quickly changed to a hand signal with the verbal cue ‘drop’. While in drop Kimchi has good duration, the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every five seconds) to help encourage her to stay in drop. As the session progressed the trainer was able to reduce the reinforcement schedule and begin working on distance as she was performing so well. Practising her drops at home will help her continue to progress.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: The third session was focused on further developing Kimchi’s skill ‘place’ under distractions. Challenging Kimchi with distractions on place helps build her impulse control. These distractions began with one ball being bounced and rolled next to her. Kimchi initially broke place twice when the ball was going past, with some guidance she quickly began to remain on place. As she was performing so well the trainer increased the distractions to multiple balls, Kimchi did not break place despite these added distractions. Challenging Kimchi with a range of distractions on place at home will help her progress, have fun and be creative with her distractions.||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.