Levi did really well today and showed good progress!
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: We worked on Levi's down duration in different environments today. He really struggles with duration with distractions such as dogs walking by, people, lion statues and even a leaf blowing by. We increased his duration by slowly increasing the distractions and rewarded at the beginning. As soon as he was improving we reduced the reinforcement to a intermittent schedule. He has a long way to go with his duration with distractions but is improving.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Send to bed has improved since Levi's last session and he was eager to please so jumped right on. We used this skill to work on his duration and impulse control. Balls were a huge trigger for Levi so we started with bouncing one nearby and gradually added multiple. This session was quite difficult for Levi but started to make better decisions to remain on the bed instead of chase the balls. Great work Levi!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Levi was introduced to wagon pull. This skill is learnt through shaping. When he approached the tug he was marked 'yes' and then rewarded. Levi didn't show a good understanding of his reward marker but with the repetition of this skill he started to respond to it more. Levi did have a light bulb moment when he realised he got rewarded when he interacted with the tug so he started to just stare at it. By not rewarding the behaviour he became frustrated and bopped it with his nose which then was rewarded. Frustration is a great motivator with shaping behaviour. Once he understands the first step (looking or interacting with object) he is no longer rewarded for it and through frustration he mouthed at the object which then becomes the next step. Great job for his first session on it!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
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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