It was a pleasure training with Miss Rosie today, she is such a sweet girl who loves to learn and have lots of cuddles. Rosie performed very well with all of her skill and showed no visible signs of reactivity towards the other dogs. Well done Rosie!
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: Place Training||Comment: In her first session, Rosie focused on further developing her skill 'place', while conditioning her reward marker 'yes' with repetitions under distractions (human movement). We focused on this skill to help her decision making as part of her canine reactivity. Rosie performed very well, she happily jumped onto the bed and had good duration when using a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 10 seconds), this was slowly able to be reduced to a treat every 30 seconds -1 minute. Rosie settled quickly on place and only broke once when the trainer began to step backwards, but with some guidance she began to maintain it well. Next time we would like to see Rosie not break on the first repetition. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Rosie focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions (two dogs on place within the classroom). We focused on this skill to help build her impulse control as well as her decision making as part of her canine reactivity. Rosie performed very well, she follows a lure into drop but can struggle with duration. The trainer was quickly able to reduce the lure and began adding the verbal cue 'drop'. Rosie ignored the other dogs within the classroom and showed no visible signs of reactivity.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: In her final session, Rosie focused on building her confidence with new objects (balance cushion). Rosie was initially hesitant to go onto the balance cushion, but with some guidance and lots of treats she quickly began to place her front paws onto the cushion. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Confidence||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.