It was great to work with Miss Mabel today. She was initially nervous around the trainers but quickly gained confidence and showed her true self. All of her skills are progressing very well, keep up the great work at home.
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 her first session, Mabel focused on conditioning to the trainers, classroom and other dogs while working on her place skill. Mabel initially showed nervous behaviours when the trainers approached, however she quickly began to take treats and gain confidence. The trainer gave Mable plenty of time to explore the classroom and surrounding environment. Once she was settled the trainer began to introduce her skill place. Mabel responded very well, she walked straight onto bed when asked. She did initially struggle with duration, but as her confidence in the classroom grew, she began to maintain it well.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Mabel focused on further developing her skill drop, within the classroom while around multiple people and dogs. We focused on this skill to build her impulse control and as a safety skill when in new environments or around new people. Mable performed very well, she responded to the drop command straight away. She did initially break drop once but with some guidance began to maintain it well. The trainer challenged her with remaining in drop while tennis balls were rolled and bounced past her. She successfully remained in drop. Keep up the great work at home. Head over to our Instagram story to see her progress.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: In her final session, she focused on learning the new skill touch or targeting within the classroom. We focused on this skill as it can transition into a great way for her to meet new people. Mable performed well, she interacted with the wooden spoon straight away, touching it with her nose. The trainer quickly marked with yes and rewarded as this is the desired behaviour. We completed many repetitions of this behaviour as the session continued. The trainer was slowly able to move the spoon around while she continued to touch 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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