Teddy had a great day today with the trainer! He was focused and worked hard on progressing his skills.
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 today Teddy was worked on his loose lead skills. He was taken outside and he actually did really well! Initially he was started in a low distraction environment (concrete out the front of the classroom) this was done to capture his engagement in an easier location before trying to push him with the skill. There was another dog also walking in the car park so the trainer once satisfied with his engagement took Teddy out near them and walked around them. Teddy did great barley paying attention to the other dog and even getting into “sit” position for the trainer with nothing but the verbal command. This first session was great and the trainer is very impressed.||Focus: Manners||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his second session the trainer did some shape training with Teddy in the form of “toy bucket”. This is where Teddy grabs soft toy balls and puts them into a bucket on the floor. To do this skill the trainer is utilising “shape” training, a form of training that allows the dog to solve the problem on their own with little interaction from the trainer. Not only is this a great way to work the dogs brain it boosts confidence within the dog that they can do more things than they realise. Today Teddy wasn’t able to actually place any toys in the bucket so the trainer made sure to just increase the duration Teddy had the toys in his mouth. With the ball on the floor the trainer would just wait for Teddy to grab it on his own. After this every time he held it in his mouth for longer he was rewarded. Teddy picked up on this pattern and started holding the ball for longer and longer all on his own!||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: For his last session today the trainer worked on some impulse control with red light green light play. They discovered today that teddy is most interested in fluffy toys but specifically a hairy spider toy we have here at canine connect! The trainer used this to get him nice and jazzed up and then asked Teddy for a sit, drop or place. He did really well this session being able to stop playing with the toy and listen to the commands which the trainer was very impressed with, what has helped him is that they did this last when he had already drained a lot of his energy and focused him in on his training, this is setting him up for success as if we had tried to do it first he would have had way too much energy and wouldn’t have done as well.||Focus: Obedience||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.
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