Phoenix did so well today, he worked with someone completely new to him and had no issues at all!
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: In Phoenix's first training session, the focus was on acclimating him to a new trainer, someone he had never met before. Phoenix's behavior was exemplary, as he allowed the new trainer to comfortably put on his muzzle and take him for a pleasant stroll. Throughout the session, he displayed no hesitations and eagerly accepted treats. To wrap up the session, we transitioned to the classroom and engaged in some place training, demonstrating Phoenix's adaptability and readiness for further training sessions.||Focus: Conditioning||A|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: During Phoenix's second training session, we identified his reluctance to enter the crate, so we worked together to address this issue. To ease his apprehension, we removed his muzzle and allowed him to enjoy treats placed on the crate's floor. It did take some time and plenty of encouragement, but eventually, Phoenix willingly entered the crate. The remainder of the session was focused on sending him to the crate, rewarding him once inside, and then releasing him, akin to place training. Phoenix's growing comfort with the crate was evident, and he even savored some enjoyable head scratches without the need for the muzzle, showcasing progress in his training.||Focus: Confidence||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In Phoenix's final training session, we introduced the "Hanky Pull" exercise. Initially, he faced some difficulty and wasn't actively biting the hanky. To encourage him, we wrapped a biscuit inside the hanky, which greatly improved his engagement. Phoenix began biting the hanky where the biscuit was placed and successfully pulled it. This positive development demonstrates his capability in this task. We used the marker "yes" and rewarded him with an additional treat alongside the one wrapped in the hanky. We will continue to build on this progress, gradually phasing out the treat inside the hanky as Phoenix becomes more proficient in the exercise.||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.
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