(sorry for the late report we had an IT issue yesterday) Sampson was amazing today, some of the other dogs were thrown off by the bad weather but Sampson was'nt phased at all and had his regular day of smashing his skills!
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: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his first session the trainer wanted to activate his brain so started with some touch targeting. Since he is use to doing it with a few certain items the trainer wanted to condition him onto a new item today and used the stand alone touch polls. These are similar to our touch pole but they stand on their own so the frisbee is able to be away from the object that Sampson is touching, not only is this a new item so a challenge but it’s also increasing the distance criteria of this skill. He was very switched on today for this session, it didn’t take him long using shaping to figure out what the trainer wanted of him, from there he was able to make some real progress with this new item in just a single session, well done Sampson!||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Unfortunately due to the cold and wet weather the trainer was unable to practise his recalls off lead in a play pen today as he would of gotten very wet cold and muddy, however this doesn’t mean they were not able to test him with this! To start with the trainer took him into the cattery and worked him in there. Along with the cats there was also birds in the cattery today, all great distractions for Sampson. However he was easily able to recall away from anything in here, since this wasn’t enough of a challenge the trainer then got a big bowl of food and placed it on the ground, not only did they allow Sampson to approach but they actually let him take a few pieces of food before asking him to recall. The trainer thought they would get him with this as it’s very advanced to recall away from food that’s being eaten however he was able to resist the temptation and he recalled every time! The trainer is very impressed with his recall skill and hopefully next time he is in the sun will be out and we will be able to test him off lead!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session today the trainer wanted to end on some fun, so they did some trick training with Sampson! To begin with they worked on his spin skill with a focus on repetition, to have a bit of a fun with it the trainer would get him to do it multiple times and actually spin with him! Since he was crushing this the trainer then moved on to roll over which he has a little more trouble with, however today proved the trainer wrong and was able to roll over with nothing but the hand gesture (no lure needed!) they ended the day on this high note and Sampson was ready for a big nap!||Focus: Repetition||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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