Pretzel had a great day today! He is showing some amazing progress with his crate training and gets so excited to see his trainer!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: First session Pretzel worked on his place skill. He is beginning to settle faster within the class environment and show more interest in treats faster. We worked on his duration and focused on repetition of releasing him and sending him back to place. He is showing good progress with this skill, keep working on his duration at home in different environments to push the skill further.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Pretzels second session we worked on his crate training. He did really well this session, he happily goes in the crate and we were able to shut the doors and move around the classroom while other dogs and trainers were nearby as distraction, initially Pretzel would just stand there looking around but with repetition he began laying down and settling. At home keep working on this, building on his duration and using things like lickimats or kongs if he is becoming quite unsettled. You can also feed him in the crate and shut the door to help further build a strong positive association with the crate. Even between his sessions today Pretzel happily just laid down and was quite content.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Pretzels final session we started working on his drops. To help him get into the drop position we lured him under the trainers leg to help guide him into position as he wasn’t interested in following the lure from a stand. Over time as he begins to show more reliability in the skill and understanding we can start labelling it “drop” and he won’t need the leg as guidance. Keep working on this at home focusing on getting him used to the final position.
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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