The trainers and Rolo were very excited to see each other today!
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: Play||Comment: Rolo was full of energy this morning and due to his heightened arousal level he displayed reactivity towards other dogs in the classroom. To get the edge off of his energy the trainer worked outside, got him to drop and used 'play' as a reward. It wasn't long before Rolo was mentally and physically exhausted, especially because during play there were 2 gardeners working and mowing nearby. By the end of the session Rolo's drops were on the ball with the distractions because he knew if he performed well then the trainer would release him to play. If he wasn't at the standard expected, she would release him without play. Keep up the amazing work at home, the trainers can tell that you are working hard with his skills!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For Rolo's second session the trainer worked on his response to the hose. Wow wow WOW!! Rolo SMASHED ITTTT!!! The trainer had him on place outside and started by walking around with the hose turned off. She let him sniff the hose but he was not allowed to break place. Once the trainer was happy with him settling she turned the hose on low and slowly approached. He was rewarded heavily by remaining on place (she put the hose down to approach and reward). By the end of the session the trainer was standing in front of Rolo with the hose on and even splashing him without him breaking. As a HUGE reward for not breaking the trainer released him and allowed him to play with the water. After a few moments he was sent back to place which he responded well to. AMAZIIIIING!!!||Focus: Conditioning||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Rolo was surprisingly more aroused within the classroom than outside! Due to the high intensity of the previous 2 sessions, his last one was dedicated to remaining on place and settling with other dogs in training around him. He did not react towards the other dogs but did break place a few times. It would be good to work more on his place duration within a distracting environment at home.||Focus: Duration||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.