Roddy seemed more like his usual self today, which is good! He performed relatively well and got plenty of cuddles during and in between training sessions!
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: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: Roddy began his day with ‘muzzle conditioning’ in the classroom, having no other dog distractions. He did well! Roddy would only put his nose in willingly if there were treats, not so much if there were no treats. About 10 minutes into the session, another dog came into the classroom and Roddy stopped taking treats and performing, so the trainer moved him into the cattery with no dog distractions and he ate treats again and did as the trainer asked also! There is no point in trying to push Roddy in a room where he feels uncomfortable, so it is best to change the environment where he feels more confident in doing skills/tricks. Good work, Roddy!||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Next up, Roddy attempted to practice his ‘paws up’ skill in the classroom, but struggled to do so with having another dog in the room. He performed a few good ones before plopping himself in a drop, so the trainer moved into the cattery again to see if he would feel better in there. He again performed maybe 2 paws up and that was it. For the last 5 minutes of the session, the trainer just did ‘loose lead’ walking and ‘drops’ with him in the classroom again. He performed his drops perfectly and had decent engagement. Keep practicing his paws up at home and test him with multiple different objects to help build his confidence more. Good efforts, Roddy!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: To finish off, Roddy attempted some play and confidence building in the kennels. He was a bit skittish and was not keen on cuddles while in the outside of the kennels. The trainer moved him to the outside office area, still being close to the kennels and was able to engage with him more there. His tail started wagging again and he had the biggest smiles. He then paid Jess a visit in the office where he got alllll the love in the world and his confidence was sky rocketing. Staff have noticed Roddy acting a bit different during training, but as far as we are aware nothing has happened here to warrant this behaviour. We were wondering if he has been off at home, or if something has happened around other dogs or different environments? Although something may have spooked him, he has overall been okay. Keep an eye on him at home and let us know if you notice anything different as well and we can discuss further on what to work on to help!||Focus: Confidence||X|
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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