Mr Ralph continues to progress well with all of his skills. Today the trainers also noticed be is beginning to settle while in the crate. Keep up the great work at home.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his first session, Ralph focused on further developing his skill loose lead walking within the cattery with 20 cats. We focused on this skill to challenge his engagement in a new environment. Ralph was initially interested in the cats while walking around. As the session progressed he began to redirect his focus and walk well. Once engaged Ralph walks beautifully.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Ralph focused on further developing his skill drop with duration and distance. We focused on this skill to keep progress his understanding of drop. Ralph requires a low hand signal to move into the drop position, while in drop he can struggle with duration. To help encourage him to remain in drop the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every few seconds) to build his duration. While doing this we were also beginning to build his distance, starting with taking one step back. Ralph progressed well throughout the session, the trainer was able to walk backwards to the end of the lead while he remained in drop. We recommend continuing to practise this at home, starting with duration, then distance and finally directions.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his final session, Ralph focused on further developing his skill place with duration, under distractions. We focused on this skill to build his impulse control. Today the trainer challenged him with toy and food distractions. Ralph performed well, he shows good basic knowledge of the place skill. He did not break for the balls but was very interested in the food and broke a few times initially. However, he quickly began to remain on place while the trainer wrote his name in kibble in front of him.||Focus: Distraction||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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