"Sonny"

2020-12-17

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: Trick Training Comment: This session was focused on introducing Sonny to the new skill ‘spin’ to help build engagement and redirect his focus back onto his handler. The trainer began with luring Sonny around in a circle, when he reached 360 degrees he was marked with ‘yes’ and rewarded. This lure was quickly reduced to a hand signal with the verbal cue ‘spin’. Sonny showed great engagement during this session, whilst there was two other dogs training within the classroom. Continuing to practise spin at home will help him build engagement. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: This session was focused on further developing Sonny’s skill ‘Place’ utilising the game red light, green light. Red light, green light is a great game to increase Sonny’s levels of arousal and excitement (Green light), then bring him back to a controlled position to be calm (red light). The trainer used a tug toy to play with Sonny, he initially struggled to send to place while excited but with some guidance he quickly began to leave the game and be calm on place. Sonny progressed very well throughout this session, continuing to practise this game at home will help proof his skill. Focus: Distraction C-
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: The third session was focused on further developing Sonny’s skill ‘drop’ utilising the game red light, green light. Similarly, to the previous session the trainer used the red light, green light game to challenge Sonny with his drops. Sonny performs well with his drops, he knows the verbal cue and the hand signal. When playing Sonny struggled to drop for the first three repetition. With some guidance and going back to basics he quickly began to drop despite his high levels of excitement. Next time the trainer would like to see Sonny drop on the first three repetitions. Practising drops while playing with Sonny is a great way to test his skills and continue proofing his drop. Focus: Distraction C-

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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