Scooter did so well today! He had great focus and did performed wonderfully!
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: Baby Scoot started off his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on building his duration. Scooter did really well! There were a couple times he would break without being released, but for the most part he was able to remain in a drop while the trainer walked away from him in the classroom, which is AWESOME! If Scooter were to break, the trainer ensured to use his non-reward marker signal (downwards gun shake) and lure him back into a drop. Keep pushing this at home and slowly build his distractions. Keep in mind it was only Scooter and the trainer in the classroom for this!||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: Next up, Scooter worked on his ‘touch’ skill, using a target stick. Today the trainer worked on increasing the distance between Scooter and the stick as he tends to just sit there and look at it until you move it closer. Scooter did pretty well! He was a little tired and often remained in a drop he put himself in, but with the use of his non-reward marker signal, he would stretch that bit further and boop it! Yay! Keep working on this at home and slowly increase the distance so he knows he has to work for the treato, not get it easy by having us move the stick closer for him to reach!||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: To finish off, Scooter practiced his ‘paws up’ skill, using our new step360 pro wobble board. He SMASHED it! He did not hesitate to get those front 2 paws on there for a treato. The trainer then coaxed him to get his back 2 paws on as well, which creates quite a wobble! At first, Scooter was hesitant and did not take the treat offered while on. His second go, he accepted the treat but was quick to jump off. His third attempt was so good!! He stayed on for several seconds while accepting delicious treats. Keep up the awesome work at home and test his paws up on multiple different objects to help build his confidence. Awesome work today, Scooter!!||Focus: Confidence||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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