"Loki"

2020-12-14

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: Spin Comment: Loki- In Lokis first session we trained “spin” and ‘lose lead. The reason we trained them both is because we were trying to get his attention on the trainer as he was a bit distracted, once we gained his attention and focus on the trainer that’s when we trained “spin”. With training him to spin we Ould lure his nose with food in a circle until he Ould do a full spin then reward him. Towards the end I would slowly decrease the lure and he would do it by his self. Loki is a easily distracted dog and can be lazy, when we would lure his nose the the left he would sit but still would continue to do the spin while sitting. Loki was fantastic towards the end his focus was great just his laziness wasn’t up there. Next time training this I would like to see not much luring the nose as much to see if he can do it on his nose, this will take sometime but I think with some great practice he will do great. Training this at home is simple, luring his nose in a circle with food then rewarding him once he has completed the spin. Slowly decreasing the luring to see if he will do it with a small bit of movement by you. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In Loki second session we trained “lose lead” with distractions. This took bit of time with him as we did have another dog training in the same room so it was a good test for him, at the start he wasn’t taking treats as he was to distracted, but towards the end of his session he was and his focus was on the trainer. Loki behaved well with all the distractions around him just took him a bit of time to get his focus on the trainer. Next time training this we would like to see him trying to focus on the trainer more then the distractions, again does take some patients as he does get distracted easily but with some constant work he will be incredible. Training this at home is a must, getting his attention on you will help when you go for walks where there are a lot of other dogs and people. All I would do is keep walking back and fourth getting him to walk beside you at a reasonable past if he looks at you reward him because and engagement with you is exactly what we want. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Play Comment: In Lokis third session we trained “around”. Some thing as before he was very much distracted he also was most likely mentally exhausted. To start with would send him to “place” then say “break” and luring his nose around the cone we had set up only half a meter away from “place”, again took some time and patients but towards the end he got the hang of it and was able to move the cone further away from “place”. Loki was exhausted by this point so we didn’t expect to much from him, other then that he was very well behaved and got his attention on the trainer for as long as we possible could. Next time training this I would like to see if we could start with his to gain as much focus as we can and see how he goes with it. Also seeing if we can slowly decrease the luring and see if he will do it his self. Training this at home would be fantastic, set up a spot where you can say ‘Place” like a bed or a matt then say “break” to release him, have a object not to far away from “place” and lure his nose around it then send him back to “place” don’t reward him until all four paws are on the bed or matt. Focus: Repetition B

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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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