It was a pleasure to train with Mr Rolo today, he is such a happy boy who loves to train. Rolo did show some signs of reactivity towards another dog during his art session, once he was in a controlled position, he showed no visible signs of reactivity.
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: Trick Training||Comment: This week the doggies attended their first art class with the trainers. This involved a session full of enrichment and fun, stimulating the dogs mentally, as well as using the opportunity to condition the environment and make something beautiful to take home.||Focus: Confidence||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, the trainer focused on further developing his skill 'place' under high distractions (training outside where he can hear all kennel dogs barking). We focused on this skill to better his decision making as part of his canine reactivity. Rolo struggled with this challenge, he was breaking place, showing little engagement and distracted by the environment. After approximately 6 minutes, Rolo slowly began to redirect his focus back onto the trainer and maintain 'place ' well. Next time we would like to see Rolo show more engagement with his trainer and not break place so frequently. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Rolo focused on further developing his skill 'drop' under distractions (training within the classroom with another dog and two bowls of food. We focused on this skill to improve his decision making as part of his canine reactivity. Rolo performed well, he was initially distracted by the other dog but quickly redirected his focus back onto the trainer. Rolo was very distracted by the food, this was the biggest challenge for him but with some guidance he began to ignore the food. We suggest continuing to challenge Rolo with a range of distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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.