Loki was very nervous and unsure. He did settle but it took time and lots of encouragement.
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: The first session for Loki was charging his marker. A yes marker is a word used to reward a dog when they have done the right thing. When the dog sits for example the handler says yes. Then gives a treat. To charge the marker all you do it say yes and give the dog a treat. And it is just repetition. While waiting for the kettle to boil, just say yes and give Loki a treat. Keep repeating this until as soon as he hears the word yes, he whips his head around to get that treat. Loki was very nervous and it took a while for him to take treats. He also didn't want to move far from where he felt comfortable.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Loki's second session it was to be a focus on place (bed), however he was so nervous he didn't want to stray far from where we were sitting doing the marker conditioning. Slowly the trainer worked with he enough to do a bit of place training with him and it was a great start. For the third session the trainer actually continued with the conditioning of the surroundings and the yes marker as well as some place training if Loki was ok with it. Next time the trainer would like to see Loki a bit more relaxed but it was a good first day.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.