Knoxy boy was reunited with his old mate Sam today but it wasn’t all just cuddles (but of course there was a little bit!), he was tested today on some of his skills and Sam was very impressed with the progress he has made and can see the hard work you’ve been putting in at home!
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 the trainer wanted to get him in the right mind frame for training. He worked with Sam today and to begin with he just wanted to cuddle, to make sure he was in the right mind frame and not just trying to cuddle for the rest of the day the trainer utilised his place skills to help with his impulse control. They would cuddle with Knox and get him all worked up before asking him to go to place. Knox was amazing today not only did he go to place straight away when asked he also didn’t allow the exercise to kill his happy attitude which we love to see! Amazing first session!||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For his seocnd session the trainer wanted to keep using his happy playful energy to their advantage in his training to worked on some more muzzle conditioning today. As explained last time the trainer has been playing a game with Knox using the muzzle where they get him in a drop and move away from him exciting him before then asking him to “muzzle”, he then runs forward and try’s to shove his face into the muzzle making the experience more into a fun game rather than a scary experience. Like we mentioned last time we don’t believe he needs a muzzle necessarily but it’s always good to condition him to use one just in case he needs to at any point it will be a much easier experience!||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session today the trainer wanted to end on some fun and so did some trick training with Knox working on his “bang bang” skill. Todays session was focused on phasing out the lure and starting to bring in the verbal command for the skill. He was great with this today being able to easily progress to the point where the trainer was able to not only get him to do the skill with just the hand gesture but he even at one point rolled onto his stomach and threw his legs up in the air like a true Hollywood western actor! He is such a fun dog to train and we can’t wait to have him back again soon!||Focus: Foundation||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.
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