Kipi does struggle with confidence in the classroom but was much better today. We were able to push a few of his skills and start on some confidence building.
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 worked on Kipi's place in the classroom with other people and dogs. While he still seemed a little cautious in the classroom he did much better than Friday, taking treats quite soon into the session. We pushed his place skill today with distractions such as plates of food to walk past and buckets of toys being thrown past while he was on place. Kipi did fantastic and was quite happy to move to and stay on place (he did need encouragement once or twice to leave place though). Next time we would like to see him stay on place with unusual objects as distractions and have him go to multiple place objects. At home continue using the place skill as a way to keep him settled but still near you.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we went back over loose lead with drops added in as Kipi wasn't taking treats (he didn't take treats until about halfway through this session). Again, he seemed to lack confidence in the classroom today and wasn't very engaged with the trainer. However he did do really well on his drops and dropped whenever asked during the walk. Next time we'd like to see some more confidence and engagement from Kipi so that we can take him further in this skill. At home do loose lead in familiar environments to build his confidence and use drops regularly as a good safety skill for him (especially when out and about).||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his last session we worked on building Kipi's confidence with some targeting on a wooden spoon. He didnt show a lot of interest but did interact with the spoon about 3 times over the session (once with his paw which was really good to see). Next time we'd like to continue with some trick training to help build his confidence in the classroom. At home, make training fun with Kipi to continue building confidence in him.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: This week the doggies attended their first art class with the trainers. This involved a session full of enrichment and fun, stimulating the dogs mentally, as well as using the opportunity to condition the environment and make something beautiful to take home.||Focus: Confidence||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.