Mr Ralph performed very well today, he showed great engagement and progress with his skills 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 around the facility. We focused on this skill to help build his engagement and reduce his challenging behaviour of pulling on the lead. Ralph was excited and initially struggled to show engagement toward the trainer. However, he quickly redirected his focus once the trainer incorporated his known skill of sit. While walking he can become distracted but redirects his focus quickly when shown by the trainer. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Ralph focused on further developing his skill drop within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build his duration and distance. Mr Ralph is beginning to respond well to the verbal cue drop with a low hand signal, while in drop he can still struggle to hold duration. However, during this session, the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every few seconds) to encourage him to hold his drop. After only a few repetitions this was faded and the trainer began creating distance (taking steps away from him). Ralph held his drop but wanted to break, as the session progressed he relaxed into his drop despite what the trainer was doing. Keep up the great work at home with his drops.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his final session, Ralph focused on further developing his skill place with duration under distractions. Ralph followed the trainer's hand signal to go onto the bed. Similarly to his drops he initially struggled to hold duration. With some guidance, he began to maintain his place well. As he was performing so well the trainer challenged him with distractions, including bouncing tennis balls around him and dropping food in front of him. Ralph initially broke place for both distractions, but after a few repetitions, he began to disengage with the object and focus on the trainer while maintaining his place.||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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