Maci had a great first day! She adjusted well to the new environment and warmed up too her trainer, she is a very sweet girl!
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: First session we spent some time conditioning Maci to the classroom. She was initially a bit hesitant and reluctant to take treats so we spent the time allowing her to adjust to the new environment and take in her surroundings. She began taking treats and we worked on some sits and engagement games to help her further settle in this environment.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Macis second session we worked on her place (bed) skill. In this environment she wasn’t responding to the verbal cue and was a bit unsure of the bed. We went back to basics luring her onto the bed, rewarding her when all four paws were on the bed and then releasing her with the word break. After some repetitions she became more confident and we began adding the verbal cue bed while luring her and building up duration. Keep working on her duration at home as this skill will be great to help with door manners.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In Macis final session we worked on her drop skill. This skill is handy to help with door manners and patiently waiting before moving through door ways. Maci shows some understanding of the verbal cue drop but is quick to pop up before her release word. We spent the session doing repetitions and gradually increasing her duration a few seconds at time and rewarding. Keep working on her duration at home.||Focus: Repetition||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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