What a sweet little guy Koby is! He has such a personality and loves to learn!
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: First session Koby worked on his paw trick. There are two ways to teach this, the first tickling at his paw and then the moment he lifts it slightly marking yes and rewarding and over time he will begin to lift the paw further and offer his paw. Koby was a little mouthy when tickling around his paws so the trainer worked on the second method which was lifting his paw up and rewarding. This was more so to get him used to having his paws handled while helping him learn the foundations of this trick.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Kobys second session we worked on his place skill. In order to work on revving him up and then settling down he must first know how to settle. Place is a great way to build self settling skills and once they know it well it can be used to assist in redirecting higher energy/unwanted behaviours. Koby is still in the early stages of this skill and needs a slight lure to step onto the bed while adding the verbal cue “place”. Once all four paws are on the bed we mark “yes” and give him a treat, wait a couple of seconds and then say “break” and lure him off the bed to release him. Keep building his duration at home to strengthen the skill.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Kobys final session we worked on his loose lead and building engagement. We worked in the classroom to reduce distraction levels so we can focus on building strong foundations in his leash skills. Each time Koby checked in (looked at us) while walking we marked and rewarded. We used treats to help guide him to follow us when changing direction to help teach him that following us instead of pulling away means you get yummy treats. Any time he began to pull ahead we stopped and began to move the other way encouraging him to follow. Keep working on this at home in familiar and low distracting environments .||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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