Lexi did well with her training today. She often got distracted by the other dogs in the classroom, but regained focus when needed.
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: Targeting (touch)||Comment: Lexi’s first session was working on her ‘touch’ skill. She successfully was able to touch the touch stick with her nose, but was very distracted during this session with the other dogs in the classroom. She would tend to find what they were doing more fascinating and was not fully engaged with the task. However, when she did perform the skill, she did beautifully. In the future we want Lexi to not get distracted by her environment and push her to be able to perform this skill on a variety of different objects.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Next, Lexi revisited her ‘skateboard’ skill. Although a bit hesitant and distracted at first, Lexi performed this skill really well and showed lots of excitement once she understood what was happening. We began with just luring her to stand onto the board, and slowly started to add some movement. By the end of the session she was able to push the board herself for a few seconds! We want to Lexi to keep exceeding in this skill to the point where she can push the board for longer and have a bit more control, and it is also a great skill to keep furthering her confidence.||Focus: Confidence||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Lexi’s last session, we tried different avenues of trick training as she did not show too much interest in a few involving toys/objects. For the first half of the session, Lexi enjoyed learning her ‘hold’ skill where she would have an object in her mouth for a couple seconds, however, she got bored. We then moved onto her ‘pick a card’ skill, but she did not show any prior knowledge, so we began with only 1 card that she would have to take out of our hand. It took some convincing, but with the help of some treats under the card, she did very well for her first attempt at the trick! We want to keep progressing the Lexi’s trick training as again, it is a great confidence boost for her.||Focus: Repetition||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.