Mav did great today, even though it was a hot day he did well with his skills!
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: For his first session today Maverick worked on his place skill. He knows this skill very well so we pushed his limits! While he was on place the trainer was running around, sitting near him making squeaky noises, pushing prams, riding skateboards and scooters, throwing around balls and even dancing. Mav didn’t budge for any of them except for the squeaky trainer noises! This was very tempting for him and he broke position, the trainer was able to stand up, say “ah ah” and he backed up, back onto the bed. It would have been good to test his place skill outside with different distractions but unfortunately the weather wasn’t ideal. Keep pushing his place skill and really find what makes him break position and work on those!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: His second session today was focused on his middle skill. We focused on having him in a control position and then calling for the middle skill. Mav knows his drops really well so we used that as the control position, stepped away from him turned around and said “middles” while holding a treat to lure him through the trainers legs. He is really good with this skill however he tends not to walk far enough through the trainers legs, so when he sits down the trainer has to move backwards a little bit. We focused on luring him a bit further forward and then into a sit so the trainer didn’t have to move when he sat down. Other than that Mav is doing really well with his middles skill.||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For his last session today Maverick was quite tired so we worked on some mini recalls in the classroom. This simply involved waiting for him to become distracted, calling his name, moving backwards a bit and then marking “yes” when he came towards us and rewarding him when sat in front. Mav was very distracted by all the smells on the floor so it took some very squeaky noises and quick movement backwards to get his attention. This is fun to practice at home or even at the park with a long line, slowly increasing the distance as he gets better! Mav did great today despite being so warm.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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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