Kong was amazing today! He was super focused and did great with his skills!
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: For his first session today we decided to work on his rollover skill. To do this we used a lure to get him into a drop position and then moved it towards his back end. This makes him turn his head and move his weight onto his side. To start with he was just standing back up to try and get the treat but eventually he would flop onto his side and reach around for the treat. This is exactly what we want him to do, unfortunately he was quite hesitant to go over onto his back but he started to turn further and further towards the end of the session. This just needs practice, maybe a softer surface like carpet would be more appealing for him.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell||Comment: For his second session Kong worked on the bell ringing skill. This particular skill requires him to pull a rope to make the bell ring. He knew straight away once we were in front of the rope that he had to target it. After a few attempts of touching the rope he started to mouth it, which is exactly what we wanted. He managed to pull the rope successfully a few times which made the bell ring, when he did this we gave him lots of treats and made a big fuss of him. Although he didn’t ring the bell every attempt he was doing the right thing each time towards the end of the session. To work on this further it just needs to be narrowed down to the attempts that make the bell ring. He did so well with this today!||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: For Kong’s last session today we wanted to really tire him out. To do this we worked on his loose lead walking and spins at the same time. We practiced his spins first to make sure he was focused and engaged on the trainer. Since he was doing really well with his spins we started walking up and down the classroom, throwing in some spins randomly. He did so well with this in the classroom so we moved outside. He was a little bit distracted by other dogs and was slower to do his spins but he would still do them. This just needs practice in different environments, doing spins while walking can really help improve focus with the trainer!||Focus: Repetition||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.
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