Newman had a bit of a slow day today, think because of the heat, but he still did a great job.
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: Ring a Bell||Comment: Because he has started this trick before the trainer made ring the bell the first session for Newman. However Newman really wasn't interested. The trainer went back to basics with him and as the session progressed Newman was starting to touch the bell to get the treat. However, the trainer thinks that Newman was more interested in getting the trainers face for kisses. But the trainer didn't really mind this!!||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Given that Newman is very treat motivated the trainer decided that luring type tricks were going to more up Newman's alley! Paws up was the focus for the second session. A great trick to have that once Newman masters the command he can start to paws up on anything that you ask of him! Newman did well with being lured onto objects. Towards the end of the session Newman was putting two paws on a wobbly balance item. Next time the trainer would like to be a word to the action. This is a trick that can be practiced at home. You can lure Newman with treats to put two paws on something low to the ground. When he gets it, don't forget to mark it with yes, and have fun it is a good trick.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: Newman has worked on spin before and like last time picked it up again quickly! The trainer started the session by luring him around again to remind him what he needed to do. Then as the session progressed the lure didn't need to be quite in front of his nose as it was to start with. Towards the end of the session Newman was starting to spin without a lure but just a hand gesture. This was not happening every time but his progress is fantastic. He did voice his disapproval at the trainer taking photos and not dispensing the treats quick enough. Hence the funny photo of all his teeth. He is such a lovely boy and fun to work with. Great job Newman||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.