Teddy did really well today! He was quite nervous at the start but quickly came out of his shell towards the end!
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 Teddy’s first session today we worked on his engagement and his loose lead in the classroom. He wasn’t taking treats for the first part of the session and was quite anxious to be in the classroom. We did some loose lead in the classroom and focused on getting him to look at the trainer whilst doing so. This is a big thing for him to work on, anytime he looked at the trainer he was rewarded. By the end of the session he was doing just that and taking treats. To work on this, it needs to be repeated and practiced in low distraction environments.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on his crate confidence. He was extremely hesitant to go into the crate even with lots of treats. To work on this we opened both doors of the crate and got him to walk through. After a while he was confident, but not quite enough to close one door and have him go in and turn around. We ended up using the X-Large crate that is very open and he went straight in. This is a great skill to teach as it teaches them to calm down and work on impulse control. To work on his confidence with the more closed in crate it will need to be repeated, with high value foods.||Focus: Desensitisation||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session he was pretty tired so we worked on his drop skill, particularly working on duration. He did very well with this and stayed in position until released. When distractions such as the trainer moving around him was introduced he broke a couple times, however he would quickly go back into the drop once corrected. This is a great skill to teach as it can be used in emergency situations where he needs to stay put until released. To work on this distractions can be introduced gradually.||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.