It was a pleasure training with Mr Lochie today, he is a sweet boy who loves cuddles and his training. He can struggle with duration but with time, patients and good communication he will continue to succeed.
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: Place Training||Comment: In his first session, Lochie focused on learning the bee skill 'place' with repetitions and distractions (another dog training within the classroom). Lochie was initially overwhelmed by the environment and showed little engagement with his trainer. But as the session progressed he slowly started to redirect his focus onto his trainer. While on place Lochie can struggle with duration and distance, the trainer aims is to focus on this in his next session. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: In his second session, Lochie focused on further developing his skill 'sit' with repetitions under distractions (another dog training within the classroom). We focused on this skill to help Lochie understand the difference between 'sit' and 'drop'. Lochie was initially distracted by the environment and did not respond to the verbal cue 'sit', the trainer used a lure which was slowly weaned off as the session progressed. While in ‘sit’ he can also struggle with duration, he breaks straight away. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Lochie focused on further developing his 'drop' with repetitions under distraction (another dog training within classroom). We focused on this skill to help Lochie understand the difference between 'sit' and 'drop'. Lochie responded to the verbal cue 'drop' but struggled with duration. While in drop the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treat every 5-10 seconds) to encourage him to stay in drop. This was quickly reduced. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||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.