It was a pleasure to meet and train Mr Rufus today, he is such a happy boy who loves to learn. We hope to see him back soon.
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 his first session, Rufus focused on conditioning his reward marker 'yes' and learning the new skill place. We focused on this skill to build his communication and impulse control. Rufus performed well, he was happily eating treats within the classroom and followed a lure onto the bed. Once on the bed, the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every few seconds) to encourage him to remain on the bed. This worked well, he slowly began to relax on place and required fewer treats.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Rufus focused on learning the new skill drop within the high distracting classroom. We focused on this skill to build his impulse control and duration. From stand, he can struggle to go into drop, however after several repetitions he began to follow a lure well. This style of drop is called a sphynx drop (dropping from stand). As he was following the lure well the trainer began to increase his duration while in drop. Similarly, to place, the trainer increased the frequency of rewards (treats every 5 seconds) to encourage him to remain in drop. This worked well and is what we recommend you focus on at home.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: In his final season, Rufus focused on learning the news skill paws up with a spooky twist, being Halloween, he was performing this skill on a trick or treat bucket. We focused on this skill to build his confidence and engagement within the classroom. Rufus interacted with the bucket straight away, however he did struggle to touch the bucket. With patients and lots of treatos he slowly began to touch the bucket and place one paw onto it.||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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