Kovu performed very well today, he showed good engagement and improvement in his skills. Keep practising his skills 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his first session, Kovu focused on further developing his skill loose lead both outside and around dogs distractions. Kovu was initially distracted and showed minimal engagement. However with some guidance from the trainer and utilising his skill of sit and drop he began to redirect his focus to perform well. Once engaged the trainer challenged him around dog and people distractions, he was initially distracted but did not react. He quickly redirected his focus and performed well despite these distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Kovu focused on further developing his skill place with distractions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build his impulse control within the skill. Kovu shows a good basic knowledge of the place, he responds well to the verbal cue and holds good duration. The trainer challenged him with holding position while balls, toys and food were moving around in front of the bed. Kovu was interested in the objects, he did break place once but quickly began to maintain it well. We would recommend challenging him at home with a variety of distractions to continue to build his impulse control.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: In his final session, Kovu focused on further developing his recall within the busy classroom environment. Today we focused on conditioning Kovu to the recall marker 'come' with high-value rewards. Conditioning this marker with high value treats is important to ensure he understands come means I get paid lots. For his high value treats the trainer was rewarding him by allowing him to eat from their treat pouch, only for a brief time. Kovu performed well, he initially showed no response to the command come but as the session progressed he began to turn back to the trainer before being rewarded. This is very similar to conditioning his yes marker.||Focus: Conditioning||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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