Remi worked well with the trainer today. He got a bit frustrated when trying out a new skill but kept at it and smashed through it on his next session. Well done Remi!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his first session we continued work on Remi's emergency drops outside. If he gets a low hand signal he does go into a drop fairly well but can break easily. If the hand signal is not low enough he tends to just sit even with the verbal cue of "drop". Over time he did get better at his duration in drop and started waiting for the release word. Next time we'd like to continue pushing his drops and have him go into drop with a less exaggerated hand signal. At home practice random drops and make sure he is going fully into drops and not a sit then drop.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on something new for Remi to continue building his confidence. We presented Remi with a light /button press. He did do well interacting with it with his nose and we helped to encourage him to use his paws and rewarded him highly for using his paw. This is still a work in progress for him but he did show a lot of enthusiasm towards a new skill. Next time we'd like to see him interact a bit more with his paw so that he can fully understand what we want from him and so we can start labelling the trick. At home encourage him to use his paws on objects and reward him for trying new things.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In the last 30 seconds of the previous session Remi hit the button with his paw all by himself so we moved straight into a second session of this to make the most of him understanding the skill. After being rewarded heavily for this Remi only interacted with it with his paw which is awesome progress. Now that he understood he was really into the skill and loved interacting with it. Next time we'd like to start using a verbal cue (if you have anything in particular you'd like it to be let us know!). Again focus on him using his paws to interact and rewarding heavily for that.||Focus: Repetition||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.