Kimchi was a superstar today!! She did so well with her training.
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: Trick Training||Comment: To kick start Kimchi’s day, she practiced her ‘roll over’ skill. Kimchi is a little superstar!! She was able to perform the trick without a lure, just the hand motion and verbal cue, which is great!! Although Kimchi has nailed this skill, she got in the habit of performing it without being asked, which we do not want. We want for Kimchi to be able to wait for the command, not be impatient. If she continues to do this at home, use her non-reward marker “ah ah” and do not reward her, even though she did the trick, we are only rewarding her if she does it when asked. Keep up the great work!!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Next up, Kimchi worked on her ‘sit pretty’ skill, still working on fading the lure. She is doing really well! She sat pretty each time she was asked, but the trainer started off still using a lure. Towards the end of the session the trainer was able to get her into a sit pretty without the need for a treat lure, yay! Kimchi struggles to remain in this position until released though, which is the next thing to work on! You can do this by using her release word just before she breaks, so it helps her understand she is not meant to break the position unless told to do so. Keep up the amazing work!!||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: To finish up, Kimchi worked on her ‘middles’ skill, focusing on different angles with dog distractions. She does really well from most angles, but if you are facing her front on and ask for middles, she tends to just walk in between your legs from in front and sit there facing the opposite way you are. Today the trainer took the time to continue to lure her back around (while in between the legs) and into a sitting position, so she was then performing the middles skill. She did really well!! She happily followed a lure, so the next step is to slowly fade it out. Keep practicing asking from middles front on/almost front on as it really does test her! Loved your work today Kimchi!||Focus: Distraction||A|
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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