Manny did really well considering how nervous he was around new people and a new environment.
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: For his first session today the trainer spent most of it in his yard just building some trust. He was taking treats the entire time but would come get them then make distance between himself and the trainer. By the last part of the session we were able to get the slip lead over his head as he stood near the trainer for a little while. We slowly made our way to the classroom where we let him sniff around and have a good suss of everything. We want him to feel comfortable in this space so we went at his pace. When another trainer entered the classroom he was very fixated on them but would still take treats and occasionally look back to the trainer handling him. We started working near a crate without the cover on so we can help him associate it with good things and eventually build up to it being a safe place for him to retreat to! He was very nervous but taking things slowly will benefit him in the long run.||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The second session we worked with him in the classroom again. When entering his yard he was quicker to approach the trainer and allowed us to put the lead on a bit quicker. When we made it to the classroom there was another dog and trainer at the other end of the room but he was still comfortable taking treats. Once the other people left we worked on his drop skill. He was hesitant to go into position but after making him sit and then luring him down he did ok. He seemed to relax a little bit once in position and just stayed there until released and a treat was thrown to help break his position.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For manny’s last session today we worked on place training. This is an alternative to crate training as it is a safe place for them to go and also helps them calm down. However this needs to be supervised as they need to be lured on and have to stay there. To start with we just worked on luring him on, getting him comfortable with the raised bed. He did really well with this and even sat/laid down. We were able to release him with by throwing a treat away from the bed and lure him back on. He did all this with another dog and trainer in the room. Between his sessions he is kept in the yard and every time someone passed by they said hello and gave him a treat. We also entered his yard and gave him treats and did his skill “shake” to help him get comfortable. He seemed to really enjoy doing this and it helped him engage with the trainer!||Focus: Distraction||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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