What a awesome day with Vinney! He worked hard but had fun as well.
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: Vinney’s first session was riding a skateboard. At first Vinney was very hesitant to put a paw on the skateboard. As soon as he looked like he was going to the trainer used the yes marker and encouraged Vinney. Soon Vinney put one paw on and then two. The trainer helped Vinney gain confidence with this by lots of repetitions. Towards the end of the session the trainer started to slowly move the board. Vinney was a little nervous with this but by upping the treats Vinney was able to hold position on the board with little movements. Going forward it will be the goal to get Vinney used to the movement of the board and starting to push it himself.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Next up for Vinney was recall. The trainer did this In the classroom around other dogs. Vinney was quite distracted in general and wasn’t interested in the trainer. The trainer got Vinney’s attention back by throwing treats and saying yes when Vinney looked up. Once Vinney was more engaged the trainer was able to call Vinney. Running backwards and using treats encouraged Vinney to return to the trainer. The trainer then worked on luring Vinney into a sit position before rewarding him. By the end of the session Vinney was recalling well and sitting at the end. Practice at home with very low distractions. Don’t say come unless you know Vinney is returning to you otherwise it ruins the command. Slowly increase distractions.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: No trip to Windamere is complete without a run around the confidence course. Vinney was a little hesitant to start with and needed lots of trainer encouragement to get around the course. The second time he did much better but stopped for more smells along the way! By the end of the session Vinney still needed trainer encouragement but went through without the hesitation that he showed at the start! He did a great job.||Focus: Confidence||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.
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