Mickey did well today, we were able to set up some good foundations!
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: Mickey was a bit nervous today so we took him for a nice walk around the property so he could take everything in and have a good explore. Allowing them to use their nose and explore naturally helps calm them down. After this we made our way to the classroom to work on his reward markers. Just like Maisie we started to charge his marker, (yes and reward). Mickey started to respond to this quickly and was taking treats happily! Keep working on his reward marker at home, as this will again help with engagement and recalls!||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: Mickeys second session today was focused on his engagement, we played a little game with him. This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards. Mickey really enjoyed this but we could see he was getting tired so before we put him down for a little rest we took him through our confidence course. This course has lots of fun obstacles and things for them to go through. Mickey did really well with this and seemed to really enjoy it.||Focus: Confidence||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Mickeys last session today was focused on some small recalls. Just like with Maisie we did this on lead and waited for him to become distracted. Once he was, we said his name, “come,” “yes” and then rewarded him for sitting by us. Keep practicing this in a low distracting environment to start with. The length of the lead and amount of distractions can be increased as they get better and better with the skill!||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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