Newman was super excited to get started and is incredibly fun to work with! Great job Newman!
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: Newman was very eager to get started and would just about do anything for a treat! To begin we started sending him to and from to really engage Newman, and to help him bring down that excitement a little bit. We really focused on increasing our duration and adding in big distractions! We used lots of distractions, including Toys- throwing a box of balls in front of him, squeaking, people and noises! Newman excelled in all areas and only breaking once when the squeaks were just too tempting. Next time we would really love to test this skill in a new environment like outside where there are even more distractions!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Newman has this skill down pact! So today we really tested him with his duration around distractions of toys, people, noises and dogs. As Newman is such a happy and excited boy, this skill will really help in get into a controlled and relaxed position. Newman will happily go into a drop using a lure of the yummy treats only. Without this lure he is easily distracted. But in saying this once he is in his drop position there is no getting him out of it unless you say so! Even with all the distractions in the world, like a running / dancing child, the trainer crouching / jumping in front, dog distractions inside the kennel and bouncing balls going everywhere! He always stayed put. Next time we would really love to work on removing the lure, and using the hand gesture and command only. Keep up the great work at home.||Focus: Repetition||A+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: For our last session we introduced and established the middle skill. This was a really fun way to end our day and Newman enjoyed himself so much during this session. The middle skill is another great controlled position to help relax and focus a dog. To begin Newman was a little unsure what to do, so in addition to the treat lure we used slight lead pressure to guide him as he kept wanting to go around our legs. Once he figured out that if he stuck his head in middle he got the treat we started introducing the command "middle". As the session went on Newman began to understand what was being asked and would happily move into the correct position. As he gained more confidence with this skill we started increasing his duration in this position. Next time we would really love to keep increasing this duration and eventually stop the lure. Newman had so much fun learning this skill and this would be a great skill to continue at home!||Focus: Repetition||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.