Kipi did well today both with his old skills and some new ones thrown in!
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: Kipi was very good with his drops in the classroom today. He dropped when told and stayed in drops with no issues. I could only get him to break once today - sitting in front of him and smacking the ground in an attempt to lure him out. After the first time he didn't break when using the same tactic which was good to see. Next time we'd like to work on his drops outside in a more distracting environment as he is not fussed about the distractions in the classroom. At home continue his drops both inside the house and in the backyard for added distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his second session we continued work on Kipi's targeting skills. He has really come a long way with this! He targets the wooden spoon well with his nose (labelling with the "touch" command) and is getting really good at interacting with the push light (will be able to start labelling from next session!). We started work today towards targeting with his mouth after going over the other 2 skills. He targeted the cards well but has yet to open his mouth to try and grab the item so this needs a little more work for him to "click". He was a bit skittish this session though and did some low growls a few times when being touched. At home continue practicing his touch command - start using different objects under the same command to make it a general skill!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: For his final session we started working on a new trick skill: spin. This was a hard skill for Kipi as he had to follow a lure and turn away from the trainer. At the start of the session we had to reward him just for turning his head away, taking a step away and starting to turn his body to keep him interested and not lose heart in the session. However, by the end of the session he had managed about 3 full turns away from the trainer which is great progress for him! Something to watch is that if the lured circle isn't big enough he will turn and then drop. Next time we'd like to continue with trick training as it is great confidence for Kipi and keeps his brain engaged. At home you can start luring Kipi into large circles to help his spin skill, making sure to reward him for any small progress if he is struggling with it.||Focus: Repetition||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.