Larry was such a good boy today and showed a lot of progress throughout the day!
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: Conditioning||Comment: For Larry’s first session we worked on conditioning as he was very nervous around the trainer. When the trainer first entered Larry’s kennel he went to the opposite end and even when coming to the trainer he placed all his weight on his back legs which indicates he’s nervous. The trainer sat in the far corner of the kennel run and started to throw treats to Larry to show him she brings good things. Larry took the treats straight away which is really good for his first day. He even ate out the trainers hand straight away. As he was still nervous we just sat and continued giving him treats while staying still and allowing him to sniff. Once Larry was more confident around the trainer we put a slip lead on and headed up to the classroom. When outside he showed alot more confidence however once we entered the classroom he again showed some nerves. We used treats to again gain some confidence and show him that he gets good things in this new environment. The next step will be to continue exposing Larry to new people/environments to gain his confidence.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Larry’s second session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill as it allows you to place him in a controlled position around distractions. Larry showed some prior knowledge to drop however he was struggling with all the new distractions. Larry was only dropping when a lure was present otherwise he ignored the hand signal. Therefore we used a treat lure from a standing position and he would follow it into his drop. To do this we simply held the treat in our left hand and placed in under his nose and moved it towards the floor, ensuring that it was moved at a 45 degree angle to help Larry fold into his drop. The next step for Larry will be to continue trying to fade out the treat as he did a few towards the end but still needed the lure majority of the time.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Larry’s last session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill for Larry as it allows him to relax on the bed. Larry did well with this skill but to begin with needed some encouragement to step onto the bed. The trainer threw a few treats on the bed and he slowly stepped up. After he was confident stepping onto the bed we started to lure him onto it, once all four feet where on he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. We would then release him with the word ‘break’ and encouraging him off the bed. Towards the end of the session we were able to send Larry to place from a metres distance. The next step for Larry will be to continue increasing the distance he is sent to place from and even start adding in his duration.||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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