Pancakes skills are coming along well. She has a good base foundation to start being able to start pushing distractions and duration. She always has a big smile while we train and is happy for a cuddle
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: Pancakes made her way with her trainer outside to push he place skill, working in a new environment with her place skill. We worked at the bottom of the hill where we have dogs from our resort overlooking. Pancakes was fairly distracted at first, needing a bit of a treat lure to hop on the bed as well as stepping off the bed before her release word. We put in some repetition, with Pancakes quickly continuing the skill, happily hopping back on the bed when asked and waiting until her release word before hopping off. We then started upping the distraction, adding some movement to get her excited to test her, with Pancakes not faltering.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: We continued practicing this skill in the classroom, focusing on the duration of the skill. Pancakes goes down into her drop reliably at this point, only needing a hand gesture and her “drop” marker, but she found her duration in the skill more challenging. After a bit of repetition, Pancakes’ drop became more reliable, still getting up early from time to time but spending most of her time in the skill.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Leave||Comment: We finished our day today with Pancakes going over the leave it skill. We continued by using the same method as the past few weeks she has been with us, with Pancakes taking less time to start ignoring the treats. We then moved on to getting Pancakes to start ignoring some more high value food, before starting to drop the food on the ground nearby Pancakes to test her. Pancakes would periodically go for the treats but as we kept repeating the skill, Pancakes was more likely wait until we allowed her to grab each treat.||Focus: Obedience||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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