Sadie did really well today! Her confidence is definitely improving and she is a quick learner!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Sadie’s first session today we worked on her drop skill, particularly duration. This is great because it teaches the dog to stay in position until released. This can be great in emergency situations or just at a cafe. At the start of the session she didn’t have much duration but towards the end I was able to put her into a drop, walk around her and away from her and she would stay until released. To improve this, new distractions can be introduced, like her favourite toy or food.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For the second session today we worked on the targeting skill. This involved getting Sadie to touch a wooden spoon with her nose. This is a great skill to teach because it helps them target certain items. This can be used to teach them to turn off light switches, press buttons and all sorts. It is a fun skill and really makes them use their brain. She got quite frustrated with this task, however after she looked at the spoon and was rewarded she quickly realised that physically touching it, gets me more treats. This isn’t going to take long to fine tune and use for other tasks.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her last training session today we tested her patience. We did this through place training, this teaches her to remain on a raised bed until released. She did very well at being lured onto the bed, however she would immediately step off as soon as the trainer stepped back. To avoid this we slowly built up her tolerance to distractions by making them more gradual. After a while she only came off when released. We mixed this with some paws up skill on a dome shaped pod to keep it interesting for her. She did really well with her balance!||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.