A great first day for Sadie
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: Sadie’s first session was conditioning to the classroom and the yes marker. A marker that lets a dog know they’ve done the right thing. We charge this by saying yes and giving the dog a treat. When the dog knows that yes means a treat we can then use it it reward the dog. Sadie did well with this and settled in the classroom well. During this session we also worked on crate training. The trainer threw food into the crate and got Sadie used to walking in and out. Again she adapted well and was happy to walk in and out the crate.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Sadie’s second session was place. This is a skill that helps dogs settle and have their own spot to relax. A perfect skill to be used when visitors come to the house and when at cafes. Sadie was lured on and off place, with the yes marker used when she got all four paws on the bed. The trainer also started stepping away from the bed and Sadie did well to stay on place. There was also dog and people distractions in the room and although Sadie got a bit distracted her focus was easily brought back to the trainer.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Drop was the focus of Sadie’s final session. This is a must have skill for dogs. Especially ones that do get excited when out. Sadie did struggle with this and had to be in a sit position before she would then go into a drop. Next time the goal would be to have her dropping from the stand. The trainer did a little loose lead walking to and from the kennels. Sadie wasn’t to bad given the distractions. Next time, now Sadie is used to the classroom environment it would be good to really focus on this.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.