Teddy can be quite unsure of things in the classroom environment but he is always willing to work with the trainers. He is always improving and worked well with a different trainer than usual.
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: For his first session we took Teddy outside for his loose lead. As he can be reactive towards other dogs walking we had another trainer walking a dog outside at the same time to help condition him. Teddy did really great at his walk - he would look at the other dog but kept great engagement with the trainer and didn't react anymore than just looking. We are so proud of Teddy's progress! Next time we'd like to continue with other dogs as distractions while walking to help him not react while out on walks from home. At home continue the fantastic work with him on walks, the homework is really showing!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we continued work with conditioning Teddy to have his paws touched and held. He was quite distracted looking around the classroom during this session so only rarely responded to the cue to give his paw. He did allow the trainer to touch and pick up his front paws briefly with no issues but we did not push him much today as he was showing that he was a bit stressed in the classroom. Next time we'd like to continue with this conditioning with better engagement from Teddy. At home continue pairing touching his paws with treats and rewards.||Focus: Conditioning||C|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we started with a fun skill for Teddy - the never ending hanky. He wasn't very interested in the item and continued watching around the classroom. We rewarded him for looking at and touching the hanky (however briefly) to help increase his confidence and engagement. Next time we'd like to see him engage with the hanky as we really think trick training could give him a real confidence boost. At home you can practice with just basic targeting for him (use a wooden spoon or something similar) and keep the training fun for him.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.