After assessing Pippa in the classroom environment we believe that she would benefit from a board and train. As Pippa is very fearful she will be best suited to a more intensive training than day-schools. A board and train program allows Pippa to settle into her new environment quicker and we are able to set some solid foundations while she stays instead of her going home and potentially undoing any progress. We want to set your sweet girl up for success and teach her that people aren’t scary, a board and train will give us a better chance at changing her perspective.
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: For Pippas first session we worked on conditioning her to the classroom. As it was her first day she was overwhelmed by the new environment which is normal. We spent the session making Pippa feel more confident in the classroom by letting her explore. Pippa didn’t take any treats in her first session, however this is normal for a nervous dog. We allowed Pippa to walk around sniffing the new environment.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For Pippas second session we worked on conditioning her to the trainer. This is important as Pippa became reactive when the trainer tried to put the lead on her in the crate. This reactivity is out of nervousness so we instead need to show her that the trainer is not scary. For this session the trainer sat about a metre away from Pippa and threw treats into the crate. This allowed Pippa to have her space and see that the trainer brings good things (treats). While Pippa didn’t eat any of the treats she did relax a little bit compared to the start of the session. At the beginning Pippa pushed herself into the corner and was growling at the trainer. Towards the end Pippa was laying down in the crate and sniffing the treats when they were thrown in. The next step for Pippa will be to continue conditioning her to people by getting people to throw treats to her from a safe distance.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For Pippas last session we again worked on conditioning her to the trainers. Pippa was still very fearful in the crate and we didn’t want to push her as she was showing multiple signs of being stressed (yawning, whaled eyes, pushing herself into the corner). Pippa really struggled with the trainer putting her hands into the crate so we instead decided to open the crate door and allow Pippa to come out on her own which allows her to feel more comfortable. Once Pippa was out of the crate we again let her walk around and sniff the environment so she could destress.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
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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