Pickle struggled with focus today but did have some great recalls!
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: Pickle’s first session was hold an item. For this the trainer used a rubber toy ring and as Pickle had already had a grasp on this skill the trainer started to work on the length of time Pickle was holding the ring. Pickle was unsettled during the session and tried to jump on the trainer numerous times. He did settle part way through the session and the trainer started to withhold treats until Pickle was holding the ring a little longer each time. Towards the end of the session Pickle got quite vocal and was no longer interested in the exercise. The trainer took him outside for a quick break and then ended the session on a couple of holds of the ring.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Next up for Pickle was recalls. The trainer took Pickle into the grassed area where all the good animal smells are. Pickle loved having a good smell around and when called needed the leash pressure to return to the trainer. Once he left the smell he was very willing to come straight to the trainer where he was rewarded and waited to be released. Pickle did really well during this session and a number of times came straight away with no leash pressure. During a time with people and dog distraction Pickle also was able to turn away and head back to the trainer when called. Fantastic work Pickle.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: The last session for Pickle was bow. Again the trainer wanted to work on Pickle holding the position, rather than Pickle just dropping straight away. The trainer used the yes marker and rewarded Pickle for getting in position. Then while still having a hand between Pickles front legs, didn’t allow Pickle to access the treats in the hand. Pickle focused on getting the treats and was starting to hold the bow longer. The trainer then rewarded Pickle. He did a great job. However, in between doing the exercise Pickle was jumping after treats. The trainer used the uh uh word and leash pressure to discourage this behaviour. Towards the end of the session Pickle started to not hold position as well and had clearly had enough. So the trainer ended a minute or so early on a good bow!||Focus: Duration||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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