Pickle was a very vocal boy today, but overall he did well with his training.
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: Mr Pickle Pantts started off with his ‘around’ skill today with food, dog and toy distractions. At first, Pickle was very vocal and did not want to perform the skill, but with the help of treats for the first go, he got into it as normal. We began with just dog distractions and he did very well, did not seem to care and performed really well. Food distractions were then added, and to begin with he would attempt to take a nibble, but with “ah ah” he was brought back and proceeded to go around the cone without trying to eat anything. To finish off, toys were added and at first Pickle did very well and ignored them, but once a tug toy was brought out, he was very distracted and would try to play. We want Pickle to keep exceeding with this skill so he is able to ignore the most tempting of toys.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Pickle’s next session we focused on his ‘loose lead’ skill, incorporating sits and drops. Pickle did very well with his drops when told, but would often perform a drop when he was asked for a sit, which lead to using “ah ah” and propping him into the correct position. After a few more commands for sit, he was a pro, but then when a drop was asked for, he would only sit. The same method was used and after a couple errors, Pickle listened properly and performed the skill asked for the remainder of his session. We want to keep pushing Pickle with this as he needs to exceed with this listening skills, which will help him in most situations.||Focus: Obedience||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish up, Pickle Pants revisited his ‘roll over’ skill. He did well at first, then got frustrated and would perform the skill without being told, but after a few minutes of “awooing”, he focused again and listened for the command/hand signal and performed a few beautiful roll overs. In the future we want for Pickle to wait until he is told to roll over, instead of doing it when he pleases.||Focus: Repetition||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.