Maci worked with a new trainer she had never worked with before today, she was a little hesitant to start but with some patients she started to quickly open up and ended up having a great day making a new friend!
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: Desensitisation||Comment: For her first session today the trainer took it slow and just got Maci use to the new person she hadn’t met or worked with before, it’s important for the dog to trust the handler as this make training much easier and she will remember the work done with her more if she enjoys her time versus if she is scared and intimidated. Fortunately it didn’t take very long today at all for her to open up to the trainer and they soon had the lead over her head and brought her into the classroom where they worked on some drops with Maci focusing on duration with her, she was happily eating treats from the trainers hand and following commands by the end of the session which is a great sign she is becoming comfortable with the staff.||Focus: Confidence||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session today Maci worked on some Place training. To start with how ever the trainer made sure to encourage Maci to put a slip lead over her head to help desensitise her to the lead itself, to do this the trainer got some kibble and would lure he head through the slip lead, by rewarding her for putting the lead on we start linking something nice (food rewards) to the lead itself making it a much more desirable object! Once the lead was on the trainer was able to make some progress with her place skill today, the trainer was able to start pairing the verbal “bed” to her being sent to the place bed, to begin with she had forgotten a bit of her training and the trainer had to lure her on to the bed, however she had great recovery today quickly progressing back to where she was last session and then beyond that point as well! She had a great second session and has really come out of her shell for the new trainer!||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her last session today the trainer wanted to end on some fun so the fun day she had today could be remembered by her for next time she works with this trainer, by strengthening the bond with trick training and having fun it will allow the trainer to get straight into training in future sessions, this is why we focus so much on building a relationship as the dogs first come in with us. Since she already knows “shake” the trainer thought they would do a little more work on this. Today the trainer was able to get Maci to not only shake but actually use different paws depending on what hand was being presented to “shake”. This was as simple as not rewarding Maci when she gave the wrong paw for the wrong hand, only when she gave her left paw for the right hand or visa-versa was she rewarded. This exercise is also a great way for her to trust the handler more as she must physically touch the handler with this trick and the more she touched the trainer the quicker she got with her “shake” indicating she was getting more comfortable, the day was ended with a quick splash in the shell pool to keep cool before being returned to the pet resort accomodation to relax under the aircon for the rest of the day!||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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