Taco did very well for his first day! He was super excitable, but able to focus when needed, overall did a good job.
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: Today Taco started off learning his 'place' skill. We began with using a lure to get him on and off place. Once he was comfortable with that, we faded out the lure and he was able to go to and from place with just a point. We want Taco to keep progressing with this skill so he is eventually able to go to and from place with only the verbal cue. This skill is important as it can be used to redirect unwanted behaviour (jumping) as well as encourage settling. The end goal is for Taco to be on place relaxing with a number of distractions around him.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Taco's next session was focusing on his 'drop' skill. He did not show any prior knowledge to the skill, and so he began learning by following a lure under our legs while sitting on the ground, which would encourage him to crawl into a drop. Generally we would do drops from a standing or sitting position however he was too distracted within the classroom. Once he got the hang of that, Taco began to follow a lure from standing into a drop. In the future we want Taco to be able to perform this skill while fading out the lure, and progress to just a verbal cue. This is another important skill to utilise when redirecting behaviours as well as encouraging manners.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: To finish off, Taco was learning to go into and out of the crate, with the use of treats. Although unsure at first, Taco began to go into the crate nicely with a trail of food leading up to and into it. Once the trail was removed, he again was a bit skeptical about it. We want Taco to exceed in this skill so he is able be confident going into the crate in the future. Between sessions the dogs are crated within the classroom to enable them to become familiar with the environment, learn to settle when around distractions as well as develop self confidence to settle. Taco is a young pup that responded well to the training today but requires consistency and boundaries and rules within the household. This is so he develops an understanding of what is appropriate/ inappropriate behaviour and learns to "switch off" and settle when needed. He is a typical exciteable puppy and absolutely loved the training!||Focus: Foundation||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.