Phoenix did well today!! She started learning a new trick and had good engagement!
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: Trick Training||Comment: To start off Phoenix’s day, she began learning her ‘bow’ trick, just focusing on the foundation of it. The trainer attempted to teach Phoenix by luring her into a drop and rewarding her before her bum hit the ground, but she was not understanding that. The trainer then used a place bed and had her on that, then lure her front 2 paws off and continue to lure into a drop. Since her back legs are on the bed, Phoenix was able to arch her back just how she is supposed to for a bow, yay!! This is a great start for her and with lots of practice, the next step would be to remove the bed and have her perform this skill just on the ground. Keep pushing her with this at home!!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up, Phoenix worked on her ‘place’ training, with Chema also on place in the classroom. Phoenix is able to settle really well while Chema is still, and is able to walk right next to him and be in a drop, if he is still. If Chema is moving, it is a bit more difficult for Phoenix to relax, so that is what we want to work on! If Chema is moving about, have Phoenix in a controlled position; drop, sit, middles or place and reward her frequently. Keep up the great work!!!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: To finish up, Phoenix worked on her ‘recall’ skill in the cattery with cat distractions as it was raining outside. At first she was very distracted and would come when called, but proceeded to keep walking past the trainer. With the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, the trainer would then try again. As she was pretty distracted, the trainer went back to using a lure to get her to sit in front of her, which worked well! The trainer then focused on fading this lire again and Phoenix responded well and performed a few good recalls, but she was still not 100% engaged. Keep on practicing her recalls at home and testing her, do not be afraid to go back to basics if needed!||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.
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