Baby Scooter did well today! Although he was one tired little boy!
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: Place Training||Comment: Scooter began his day practicing his ‘place training’, focusing on sending him to and from. Scooter still needs a lure, but always settles himself on place very nicely, which is awesome! The trainer is beginning to attempt fading the lure and having Scooter hop on place with a point, but he struggles a little and often would not step on unless the trainer placed the treat on the bed. Scooter was quite tired about half way through so the trainer began introducing him to his ‘chin rest’ trick, conditioning him to let the trainer near his face as he was a little uncertain of her hands going there at times. Keep building his place skill at home and also keep going with the chin rest! Have your palm out flat and lure him with your other hand to get his chin touching it. As he is just learning the foundation he is rewarded for any sort of contact he makes! Good work, Scooter!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Next up, Scooter went into his ‘crate training’ focusing on building more confidence with it as he is still unsure of them in the classroom. He followed a trail of treats in there a couple times during this session, but would only get his front paw in before backing away from it. At home, is his crate covered or uncovered? Does he have padding in it? The trainers think it possibly could be the smells of other dogs or the hard bottom of it. We could try using a blanket of his from home so it is more familiar. He settles down after about 5 minutes being in the crate, but is barking all prior. Does he do this at home too? Let us know next time you drop him off so we can look into it more! Still proud of Scoot for being so brave!||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: To finish off, Scooter worked on his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on fading the lure into it. Baby Scoot was very tired by his last session, even while sleeping in the crate for a session or 2! He did a few really good ones with just the hand motion, but after a few reps he had lost interest and would not listen to the trainer. Instead of pushing him to do more into and out of, Scooter practiced his drop duration with dog distractions in the room. Keep pushing this at home!||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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