Roddy did really well, we worked in calmer environments which seemed to help!
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 today Roddy worked on his emergency downs outside. He wasn’t taking treats to start with and wasn’t interested in his ball either. We simply kept asking for his downs, marking and releasing. Eventually he settled after a good cuddle and started to take treats. Sometimes just working on his skills can help take his mind off of the environment by giving him a job to do!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his second session today we worked on his paws up skill in the cattery. It was a bit calmer in here and figured Roddy would do better. We set ourselves up, gave Roddy a good cuddle and he immediately ate his treats. Physical affection seems to help Roddy calm down and also verbal praise. Roddy had no problems with this skill, he tends to sit down though. To avoid this we just hold the treat higher so he has to extend his back legs. Keep working on this one, he did really well in the cattery.||Focus: Confidence||B+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his last session today Roddy worked on his touch skill but utilising his paw instead! For this we used a push button light. We noticed that Roddy’s hand shake skill is good so we were able to use this, instead of him shaking our hand we put the light in the way and he tapped it with his paw! We repeated this lots of times, he did really well! By using other skills and shaping them into something else it can lead to quicker progress. He won’t forget how to shake hands but will build a new skill through that!||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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