Oscar was very shy and nervous at the beginning of the day. He did warm up to the trainer after a few short sessions in the kennels and was able to work on his place skil by the end of his day.
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: Oscar was very nervous in the kennels, he would shy away into the corner and at first approach growled softly at the trainer. To help condition him to the kennel environment and trainers we spent a few minutes throughout multiple sessions during his first hour here throwing treats into his pen to show him that we are not a threat and that we bring good things. The second time we approached he was still shying away but no longer growling and had a slight look of interest which is good progress. By the third time Oscar was approaching the trainer for pats and cuddles though he wasn't taking treats from the trainers hand yet. He allowed the trainer to clip on the lead and became excited to go out and about.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For his second session of the day we took Oscar into the classroom to get him conditioned to the classroom area. Oscar seemed much more confident in the classroom and spent several minutes exploring the area. He still wasn't taking treats so the trainer rewarded him with pats and ear scratches which he enjoyed. At the end of this session we worked on conditioning him to a crate - it took a little bit to get him to walk into the crate but then he headed straight in. He did whine a few times but after some "uh-uh"s and tapping the crate he settled right down in the crate. Giving Oscar somewhere to relax in while he adjusts to new environments can really help with his confidence.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Oscar's place skill. Oscar showed good foundations in this skill, he knew to go on place and sit and that he wasn't allowed to get off without being released. Whether he had settled in the classroom or was feeling more confident doing a familiar skill but Oscar was happily taking treats and did his skill with a big happy smile and wagging tail. We worked a bit on his impulse control by rolling and throwing a tennis ball past him while on place. He did break the first time but then learnt to stay on place for the treats. Next time we'd like to continue pushing toy distractions for him while he is on place to further build his impulse control. Use the place skill at home often and test his impulse control with very slow movement of toys.||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.