Roddy did so well for his first day school! He was so brave and well behaved.
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: Conditioning||Comment: For Roddy’s first session for his first day school, we just focused on conditioning him to the classroom and the dogs and trainers that were in it. He was not interested in taking treats this session, so we made sure to still use his reward marker “yes” and give him plenty of cuddles and reassurance. He did not seem phased by what was happening in the classroom and was more than happy to explore his new surroundings, he even found a tennis ball! He was most happy with that discovery. Roddy was very brave and it is great to see he is adapting to this new environment nicely!||Focus: Confidence||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Roddy’s next session, he was introduced to his ‘drop’ skill. He seemed to show no prior knowledge, so we brought him to the basics and guided him under the trainers leg while they were sitting. As Roddy was still not taking treats and did not seem food motivated, the trainer brung out a tennis ball and oh gosh was he happy about that! Roddy happily followed the ball under the trainers leg until he was in a full drop. Once he dropped, the trainer used his reward marker “yes” and released him by throwing the ball for him to chase. This was repeated for the remainder of his session and Roddy was super comfortable with performing this skill under the leg. Since he did not taken interesting in our kibble or fritz, try finding some different treats or foods he will work for and definitely bring a baggy with you to his next day school, but keep up using toys as his reward system in the mean time!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: To finish up Roddy’s big day, the trainer took him for a walk around our facility, letting him get familiar with his new surroundings and have a positive experience with it. He brought his tennis ball with him and loved his look around, seeing what our environment has to offer. The walk was at his pace as we wanted him to end on the best note possible. Roddy was such a brave boy and definitely enjoyed his first day school!||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.