"Riley"

                   

2021-02-24

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: Like Hugo the trainer focused on loose lead walking. Riley needed just that bit more guidance than Hugo but is very food motivated. This means that Riley is easy to lure into position and wants to work for those treats. As such it didn't take long for Riley to settle down and start to engage with the trainer. Like Hugo the trainer walked Riley between two points and changed direction whenever he pulled. Keep practicing at home and start inside the house before starting outside to keep those distractions to a minimum to start with. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Riley did struggle with the place training at the beginning and was breaking as soon as he was on the bed. He wanted to smell everything. However using the yes marker and treating Riley he soon worked out that if he stayed on the bed he got the food. The trainer then started taking steps away and again Riley got off the bed. But as the session progressed Riley did a much better job of staying on the bed while the trainer moved around him. Practice this at home while you are watching TV. In the ad breaks give him the break command and then when the program starts again back on place. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Drop was Riley's final session. Like Hugo this will be a very important skill for him to have when out in the stimulating environments and getting his focus back on you. Riley needed to be lured into the drop position and jumped up straight away. The trainer worked with him to get him in position via the lure and kept yes marking and treating to get him to stay in position. Towards the end of the session the trainer was able to have a break in treats without Riley breaking position but the trainer was unable to stand upright without Riley breaking. Practice this at home as you would with Hugo. Next time the trainer would like to be able to stand up with Riley in the drop position and for Riley to be able to hold position for longer periods of time. Like mentioned in Hugo's report both dogs worked really well during their session but were noisy and distracted when not training. Continuing day schools will get the dogs used to being around each other but not necessarily interacting with each other. Focus: Repetition D+

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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