Teddy did so well for his first day back in a long time! We spent a lot of today conditioning him back in the classroom environment and getting him to relax around people and 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: Conditioning||Comment: As it has been quite some time since Teddy's last Dayschool we took it very easy for his first session and just worked on conditioning him back to the classroom. Teddy was quite nervous going into the classroom (we did have a lot of dogs out) so we let him just settle at his own pace either sitting on the couch or on place. He was taking treats throughout the session which was really good but also displayed some displacement behaviour (yawning) to show he was a bit uncomfortable. He spent a lot of the session just watching all the people and dogs. It did take a bit of time for him to get in the crate at the end of the session but with some encouragement and help from his "girlfriend" we got him in to settle down.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his second session we eased Teddy back into training with some touch targeting. Teddy still spent majority of the session watching the other dogs in the classroom but would touch the spoon if put near his nose and took treats as rewards so that is quite good considering how long it has been since he trained in the classroom. Next time we'd like him to give a bit more focus to the trainer so that we can push his skill a little more. At home keep up with tricks to keep him engaged during training.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: For his last session we continued right on to crate conditioning to help Teddy not try to avoid the crate so much. Using multiple trails of treats we were eventually able to get him to go into the crate on his own about 5 minutes in the session. We also gave him lots of treats while he was in thr crate to help make it a good thing for him. Next time we hope that Teddy will be less stressed out about going into his crate so that he can relax in the classroom again. Keep up with the crate conditioning at home so that it is always a positive thing for him.||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.