Scooter did so well today! He had good engagement and was just the goodest boy ever!
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: Scooter began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on fading the lure, while having other doggos in the room. Baby Scooter did so well! The trainer began the session still using a treat lure, but was able to just use a hand motion by the end, which is great! Scooter also holds his drops until he is released, which is awesome!! He is such a clever cookie! He did get tired towards the end of the session and plopped himself in a drop on his own, so the trainer was sure to give him some cuddles to let him know what a great job he did. Keep up the awesome work and keep practicing without using a treat and just using a downward hand motion!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up, Scooter did some ‘place training’, focusing on sending to and from with a treat lure. Again, Scooter had other dogs in the classroom and was fully engaged with the trainer. He got tired about half way and had a rest and a cuddle from trainer Nat. Scooter would only hop onto place if the treat was thrown on there, he would not really follow the lure from the trainers hand, so we made a point to try and teach him how to from a hand. He started to somewhat understand, but keep practicing this at home as it will help transition from a lure to a point. Brilliant work, Scooter!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: To finish off, Scooter worked on his ‘touch’ skill, using a target stick. Scooter was so engaged and did so well at first! He booped the stick with such enthusiasm and it was adorable! He did however get tired again, which is understandable as it was a warmer day and he is beginning to do 15 minute sessions. As he is still a pup, the trainer made sure to let him rest when tired and continue after a couple minutes. By the end of the session he was knackered! Keep practicing this skill at home and see if you can get him to boop even weirder objects to help build his confidence!||Focus: Distraction||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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