It was a pleasure to have Mr Phoenix back training with us today. He is such a special boy who is progressing very well. Keep up the great work at home.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his first session, Phoenix focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions under distraction (training outside). We focused on this skill to help proof his drops in high distracting environments. Phoenix was initially very excitable and energetic, he struggled to engage with his trainer and hold duration in 'drop'. With some guidance he quickly began to redirect his focus onto the trainer. When engaged Phoenix performed well, he was performing 'drop' several meters away from his trainer. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his second session, Phoenix focused on further developing his skill 'What' or 'speak' with repetitions, working on only barking when asked with cue 'what'. We focused on this aspect to help Phoenix better understand the skill. Phoenix performed well, he initially wanted to bark constantly, but with some guidance he began only barking when asked. Phoenix loves this skill and loves showing off his barking, practising this at home, only rewarding when you ask for the bark will help reduce the unwanted barks.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: In his final session, Phoenix focused on further developing his skill 'recall' with his chin resting on the trainer’s stomach. We focused on this to help build engagement and recall. Phoenix followed a lure and placed his chin on the trainers stomach well, this lure was quickly faded and the trainer began to use 'shaping' to help Phoenix learn this aspect of his recall. Phoenix performed well, he quickly determined what action (his chin on trainers stomach) got him the treat. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||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.