Solly was a little nervous today, but as the day progressed, he began to come out of his shell and show the trainers how clever he is. We recommend practising his skills at home to help him progress.
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: Engagement||Comment: In his first session, Solly was a little nervous, the trainer used this session to build his confidence in the classroom environment. Solly was initially not taking treats but began to settle as the session progressed. Once settled and taking treats the trainer played engagement games to help redirect his focus. This included throwing treats on the floor as a reward when he showed engagement (looking at the trainer). This is also a good opportunity to begin conditioning him to the reward marker yes. Overall Solly showed good progress throughout this session, his confidence improved and his engagement increased.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Solly focused on further developing his skill drop with duration. We focused on this skill to help him settle when around dogs and people as well as begin to build his impulse control. Solly responds well to the verbal cue drop but struggles to hold duration. To encourage him to maintain the drop position the trainer used a high schedule of reinforcement (treats every few seconds). This worked very well, he was holding drops for longer periods. We suggest continuing to work on building his duration at home.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Solly was very distracted in his final session and did take treats. The trainer used this season to further develop his loose lead walking around the facility to build his engagement and confidence around the environment and dogs. Solly initially pulled on the lead, but she began to perform well with some guidance. While walking several dogs walked past. Initially, he dropped to the floor when he saw the dogs but with some encouragement from the trainer, he began to walk past them.||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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