Teddy did really well today. He was much more engaged than last time and only started losing some focus near the end of his training day. Very proud of him for keeping up with his skills around the other dogs!
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: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his first session we started off with the usual conditioning to the classroom until he became comfortable enough to take treats. He did sook over by Jess a bit at the start but we were able to get him to sit and drop without much issue. To help keep his mind focused we worked on touch targeting while he got settled in the classroom. He would get a bit distracted by other dogs but did interact with the wooden spoon quite often which was really good. Touch can be a great easy skill to help Teddy stay focused when he feels uneasy.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his second session we worked on Teddy's paws ups skill with a small platform. Teddy was very good with this and did paws up everytime he was asked. As he was doing so well we started working on some pivoting during paws up. At the start he was very hesitant to move his back legs and we would reward him for the slightest movement of one foot. As the session progressed he did get better as he started to understand what was wanted and we were able to use pressure to have him take a full step with his back legs without getting off from paws up. As Teddy is so nervous this is great progress and something to work on as he is comfortable with paws up. Next time we'd like to have him do two steps without breaking from paws up as he wasn't able to do two in a row today without breaking. At home practice getting him to do small steps with his back legs while in paws up to help improve his rear end awareness and strengthen his back legs.||Focus: Confidence||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we attempted to do Teddy's button skill but he wasn't very focused and wasn't engaged with the trainer at all. Because he seemed nervous again we spent the session with him in a drop (duration) to continue conditioning him to the classroom environment and the other dogs. Next time we hope to see Teddy more enthusiastic about the button and engaged with the trainer though he had done some good work earlier today so we are happy with his progress. Use the button skill at home to continue his focus on it so that hopefully he will be more into it next time.||Focus: Repetition||X|
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.