Sarai did really well today, trainer Devon was able to work her in the classroom with a few dogs in covered crates. We spent all three sessions in the classroom today!
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: Play||Comment: This session focused on her spring pole. We were able to do this with just one person today since she showed some good impulse control in her drop position while setting up the next tug toy. She did break position once but she listened to the trainers “uh uh” and went back into the drop. Once the toy was released she presented it to the trainer, she did some good “outs” and some not so good “outs” but overall showed improvement. She wasn’t bothered by the dogs in covered crates this session.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: This session we practiced loose lead and place. Doing a loop of the classroom then sending to place. She did bark a couple times at the covered crates but she was easily redirected back onto place. She didn’t try and bite the lead and recovered quickly. Sarai showed good impulse control while on place, if a dog made a noise she just looked but lost interest as soon as we said “search” and dropped treats on the bed.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Lastly Sarai practiced her “search” and drop skill. We started at a great distance from the covered crates and slowly made our way closer. Sarai was able to hold a drop position within a couple meters of the crates. We made sure to keep the treats coming and did short repetitions of drop, moving away each time we released her. As creating distance from the “trigger” is also rewarding (negative reinforcement - removing the stressor is reinforcing). She did bark randomly a couple times throughout this session (the dogs made no noises) but she recovered quickly.||Focus: Distraction||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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