Sampson was a little silly today. He performed all his skills well, but would sometimes go into play mode.
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: To begin Sampson’s day, he practiced his ‘drop’ skill outside during his loose lead walking with dog distractions. Sampson did really well overall! He dropped most of the time when told, but he began to get into his playful mode again and mouth at the lead. Once he was in a drop he settled, but it took a while for him to drop when in this state. For the remainder of the session he did really well again. Keep up the good work with his drop skill at home, and remember to redirect his unwanted behaviour like he displayed today!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up, Sampson worked on his ‘place training’, focusing on duration with distractions. Sampson was quite distracted during this session and broke a handful of times. He would sometimes listen to his non-reward marker “ah ah”, but other times he would continue to break and wander off. Sampson remained on place for tennis ball distractions, bowling distractions and skateboard distractions, he just broke randomly at times to try go play with another dog. Keep on building this skill at home and ensure he is only getting off place when released, not when he feels like it. Good work!!||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish off, Sampson started to learn his ‘skateboard’ trick. Sampson was very excitable with the board and began with just jumping on it and making all sorts of a ruckus. Once he calmed down, the trainer just focused on building his duration on the board and adding slow movements (pushing the board for him). Sampson did really well with this!! As the session went on though he went back to mouthing the lead and the trainers arm, so he was then put in a drop for the last 5 or so minutes, redirecting the unwanted behaviour. As he seems so happy with the board we would suggest getting one if you don’t have one already! If you do, just continue to lure him on and release him, just getting him used to standing on it. Good work today, Sammy!||Focus: Foundation||B|
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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