Teddy was much better today and was a bit more engaged. He loved his art session with his peanut butter treat <3
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 week the doggies attended their first art class with the trainers. This involved a session full of enrichment and fun, stimulating the dogs mentally, as well as using the opportunity to condition the environment and make something beautiful to take home.||Focus: Confidence||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For this session we went straight into conditioning him to having his paws held and touched. The first few times he was asked for paw he gave it to the trainer but then didn't listen to the command for the rest of the session (the trainer would ask for paw then gently grab his paw and lift it up instead as he wouldn't left it up himself). Over the session he did improve by letting the trainer hold his paws for longer and adding slight pressure to move toes slightly to start conditioning that. Next time we'd like a bit more focus on the trainer as he does know the paw command so we'd like to see ehim respond dbetter to the command and hand gesture. At home continue touching his paws and lifting them while he is sitting to help continue his conditioning.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For this session we continued work on Teddy's paws by doing his paws up skill. Teddy really seems to love this skill - he is so much more engaged with the trainer and responsive to what the trainer is asking! He did really great by putting his paws up on a variety of objects and even doing a ta-da with the trainer by putting his paws on her leg. This can be another good way of touching his paws while in his paws up pose as his duration is also quite good at this skill (he would stay in position until released). Next time we'd like to continue using this to help condition his paws being touched and handled. At home use the paws up skill to help handle his paws as he does love this skill.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Teddy was quite good at his passive place session today - he only broke a few times but did have some trouble relaxing on his place.||Focus: Duration||B|
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.