Norbit was such a good boy today! A bit excitable at first but settled once his training started. He gave everything 100% and even learned a new trick!
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Norbit's day began with 'loose lead' walking with drops. He did very well and dropped every time he was asked, however there were as few times where he would break on "yes" and not his release word. After a couple more goes at it, he realised what he was doing wrong and performed beautifully for the remainder of his session. Keep up the good work at home with this! The only thing is, is that he could drop just a tad quicker.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: Next up, we introduced Norbit to his 'middles' skill, and he absolutely smashed it! We began with luring him behind our legs and throwing the treat in between and he would follow through. Once he was comfortable with that, we still lured him behind our legs, but with our other hand, we caught him in the middle and held the treat above his nose so he would sit. Once he sat, we would yes and reward, then throw our other treat forward and release him. Since Norbit did so well, the next step for him would be to fade the lure and introduce the verbal cue.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: To finish up, Norbit practiced his 'drop' skill, while using our treat and train machine. This machine dispenses treats with the use of a remote control when your doggo does the skill/trick at hand. For Norbit, we would ask him to drop and remain in the drop while the machine dispenses treats. The point of this was to test if he would break without being released, and he passed. Norbit did not break once and would just watch the treats come out, not moving a muscle until he was released. The next step for Dyson would be to incorporate higher rewarding distractions, like toys or chicken, fritz etc. Keep up the awesome work!!||Focus: Distraction||A|
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.