Kong did really well today! He had great engagement and performed nicely.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: Today Kong started off his day with ‘emergency drops’. Kong has greta knowledge of his drop skill, so the trainer really wanted to push him by testing him to drop at different speeds. Kong did excellent in dropping while the trainer kept walking, but if it were a jog or a running pace, Kong struggled so the trainer went back to using a hand motion to help him out. He responded to this very well and dropped each time he was asked, hand motion or not!! Keep up testing him with this and if you notice he is struggling, do not be afraid to take a step back with a lure or hand motion, it really makes a difference!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell||Comment: Kong’s next session was revisiting his ‘bell’ skill, using the bell on a rope in the classroom. As it had been a while, he would just nudge the rope with his nose and the trainer started off with rewarding him for that, just to get him in the rhythm of it again. As time went on the trainer began to jackpot reward him for biting/mouthing the rope, slowly stopping rewarding for only touching. Kong began to show some frustration with this, but with the trainer using his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he started to understand and tried again. Keep practicing this at home!! We want for Kong to be able to ring the bell confidently!||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: To finish off, Kong worked on his ‘paws up’ skill, starting off with 2 paws up on individual tubs, then moving on to the wobble board. Kong is so smart and put both paws on the tubs with ease, so after a few repetitions of that, the trainer moved him onto the wobble board, just for something more challenging. Kong gave it a red hot go and did so well! He was not phased if the board moved and slid away, he would keep going at it until he was able to balance himself, which is great!! Paws up is such a great confidence builder and helps with a dogs balance, keep challenging him at home with it! Maybe we could move onto 4 paws on individual tubs!||Focus: Confidence||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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