Poppy was a happy girl today! She was a little over-excitable for her first session, but settled down nicely and did well for her last 2 sessions.
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: Play||Comment: For Poppy’s first session, she focused on ‘play’. Another trainer took over this session to display how it is done properly. Poppy is not very toy driven, but loves rough housing and hands on play. Although this gets her nice and razzed up, she reaches a point where she is far too excitable and starts to nip and face punch, which are ideally unwanted behaviours. If you are playing with her at home and she displays these behaviours, the play is to be stopped and will not begin again for a long time, just to start Poppy realising those behaviours are not what we want.||Focus: Distraction||X|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Next up, Poppy worked on her ‘behind’ skill. She did pretty well! The trainer utilised the wall outside the classroom to help teach Poppy to go behind better. At first Poppy struggled and would still attempt to walk past/with the trainer, but with the use of “ah ah”, she learnt to stay back and even put herself into a sit a couple times. Our aim for Poppy is to build her strength with this skill so we are able to move away from the wall and she can perform it well in more open spaces.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish off Poppy’s day, she practiced her ‘wagon pull’ trick, focusing on building duration of holding/pulling the rope. She did really well! Poppy loves to bite on it and is beginning to tug it with enough force to move the wagon. Keep up the great work with this skill at home and focus on building that duration! She is very clever!||Focus: Duration||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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