Robbie did so well today, his skills were solid and he took to learning to tricks like a pro!
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: For his first session today we worked on Robbie’s loose lead walking outside. He was quite excited to get going so he took a few minutes to settle down and show some engagement with the trainer. After this he started taking treats and checking in with the trainer more often. We made sure to keep the session interesting by changing directions and doing mini recalls every now and then! This helps change it up and keeps him excited/interested about what’s happening. By doing this we keep him thinking about what’s next, if we don’t do this their minds can wander, this is when they lack engagement and find something to entertain themselves. Keep up the good work, his engagement while walking is progressing so well!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session today Robbie worked on his emergency drops outside. We worked on the grassed area near the front fountain, this environment offers lots of distracting smells, sounds and sights! These include passing trucks, the fountain and all the smells in the grass. He did really well with his drops, we would be walking along and randomly ask for it. He would go into his drop even though the trainer kept walking. We made sure to be super clear and offer a hand signal so he had every chance to understand the skill we were after! Keep practicing this, rewarding him only for quick responses!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session today we worked on a new trick. We worked on his rope pull skill, to teach this we used a piece of rope and simply presented it in front of him, waiting for him to show any behaviour. Immediately he started to target it with his nose which we rewarded the first few times. After this we started withholding treats to create some frustration. Robbie started targeting with his nose harder and harder. The second his mouth opened to bite the rope we jack-potted with lots of treats. After this he would do it on and off, we only rewarded him for biting the rope. This makes him really think about what behaviour he is actually getting rewarded for.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
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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