Kong did well today! He was so close to nailing a skill, and absolutely smashed another!
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: Kong began his day practicing his ‘roll over’ skill, trying to build his confidence to roll all the way over!! He would get half way on his back each time, then get a bit scared of being on his back and flop back the way he came. The trainer tried pushing him a little for some support, but he would still freak out a bit. Keep on practicing this at home, he is so so close!! He loves following his treat lure, but if you have something more enticing than fritz, definitely use it!||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell||Comment: Next up, Kong worked on his ‘bell’ skill, ringing the bell in the middle of the classroom. He SMASHED IT!!! At first Kong only rang the bell as a fluke, but as the trainer kept jackpot rewarding him for it, he understood and rang the bell every time without fail for the remainder of the session!! We are now beginning to associate it with the word “bell”, training him to ring it each time he hears the word. Keep up the great work!!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: To finish off, Kong worked on his ‘paws up’ skill using the wobble board. He did so well!! At first he was very excited with it, hitting it with his paw and not actually balancing it. Towards the end of his session he was balancing the board quite well and remained there until he was released!! The only thing with Kong is he will often perform the skill without being asked, which is not ideal. We want for Kong to wait for the verbal cue (or hand motion depending on the skill) before doing the skill/trick at hand. Keep practicing this at home, he did excellent today!||Focus: Duration||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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