Teddy performed well today, he has progressed so far with his paws and the nail clippers. Keep up the great work and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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: The first session was focused on challenging Teddy with a new and high distracting environment (the cattery) while completing loose lead. Teddy was initially distracted and overwhelmed by all the smells, sounds and the animal attendant within the building. However, with some guidance and yummy treats he began to relax and stop displaying challenging behaviours such as pulling. Once settled Teddy performed very well considering the huge distractions. Next time the trainer would like to see Teddy show more engagement.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: This session was focused on further developing Teddy’s confidence surrounding touching his paws and the nail clippers. Teddy offers the trainer his paw straight away when asking for ‘paw’, the trainer is able to rug his paws all over. The trainer began to introduce the nail clippers by showing them to Teddy, when he looked or touched them, he was rewarded. The trainer completed several repetitions at this level before beginning to touch Teddy with the clippers (rubbing across his body). Teddy initially was unsure of the nail clippers, as the session progressed, he began to relax when they were touching him. Continuing to condition his paws and the nail clippers at home would help him continue to progress.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: The third session was focused on conditioning Teddy to the crate within the classroom, as he can become nervous and hesitant to enter. Teddy was struggling during this session, he showed little engagement with his trainer and was overwhelmed. The trainer was unsure what was causing Teddy to respond in this way, it is possible the weather, classroom environment or the crate were the cause. The trainer took it slow, encouraging Teddy to relax and settle within the classroom, he was still taking treats. As the session progressed Teddy began to settle and take small steps into the crate. Teddy successfully walked into the crate five times throughout this session.||Focus: Conditioning||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.