It was a pleasure to work with Miss Shelby today, she has shown good progress with her skills and confidence. Keep up the great work at home.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In her first session, Shelby was very excited to greet the trainers and begin learning new skills. Because of this, she was displaying the challenging behaviour of pulling on the lead. The trainer used this session to further develop her skill loose lead walking from her kennel to the classroom. Shelby was initially distracted by the outside environment, however, when the trainer began to incorporate her known skill drop she slowly began to redirect her focus and perform well. During this session, Shelby showed several minutes of good engagement and walking while in this high distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: In her second session, Shelby focused on conditioning to different objects to build her confidence. When in the classroom Shelby displays good confidence but today the trainers challenged her with different objects including a Skateboard, scooter and a wide variety of musical instruments. Out of all the objects we challenged Shelby with only one caused her to become nervous, the trumpet. She was initially a little shy and would not approach the trumpet. We lied it on the floor and began conditioning, whenever she looked at it she was rewarded. As the session progressed she was approaching the trumpet and beginning to touch it. We would recommend doing a simple practice at home with objects which you know she is nervous around. However, you need to ensure you began at a basic level, with no movement or sound from the object to begin.||Focus: Confidence||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Shelby focused on further developing her skill drop under distractions. We focused on this skill to proof her drop despite surrounding distractions. Shelby performed well, she only broke drop once when the trainer threw food on the floor in front of her. She successfully maintained her drop while a skateboard, scooter, balls, toys and food moved past and around her. This is a skill we would recommend practising at home.||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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