Kipi made some good progress in his skills today which was great to see. Go Kipi!
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: For his first session we took Kipi into the classroom to work on his place skill. As his place skill is so good we wanted to spend today with a focus on sending to place so that he can go to place on his own when needed. He was a bit slow at this at the start but progressed really well once he understood what was being asked of him. He was going to place from about 2m away which is a really great start to this skill. He did do a little growl at one point when trying to take a close up photo with food out so that is something to be on watch for. Next time we'd like to progress with being able to send him to place from further away and onto different objects as he does understand pointing to the place quite well. At home work on sending him to place from small distances away to help with his progression in this skill.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Kipi's emergency drops (drops while walking) with two other high energy dogs in the classroom. Kipi did fairly well but was a bit distracted by the other dogs and had to be asked to drop twice on more than one occasion. His duration in drop was very good though and he did not break before release. He did keep a watchful eye on the other dogs heile in drop though. Next time we'd like to see him less focused on other dogs and more focused on the trainer so that he can learn to not be reactive towards other dogs. Keep up the great work on his drops at home to keep his skill at a high level.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we continued work on one of Kipi's trick training skills: the never ending hanky skill. He was a bit distracted by one of the other dogs in the classroom so didn't engage as much with it as we'd like. He is getting good at doing an initial tug of the hanky but can get discouraged easily and tries to interact with it with his paw. Next time we'd like to continue this skill and get him to the point of doing multiple tugs before being rewarded. Add this to his fun skills at home and work on just encouraging him to tug items with rewards.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Kipi enjoyed a 15 minute passive place session which he did fantastic at as per usual. He stayed on place and was nice and relaxed.||Focus: Duration||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.