The trainer was very impressed at how well Vinny performed throughout todays sessions, he is such a smart, kind and loving boy.
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: In his first session, Vinny focused on learning the new skill 'peek-a-boo' with repetitions within the classroom. Vinny was initially hesitant to go through the trainers legs, but with some guidance he quickly began to go though. After several repetitions the trainer began to stop Vinny with a treat when in the correct position. Vinny performed well with the increase challenge of this skill, beginning to sit and relax while in position. Next time we would like to begin labelling the skill ‘peek-a-boo’. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Vinny focused on further developing his 'place' skill with duration under distraction (human and ball movement, food, trainer leaving the room and two other dogs training). We focused on this skill to proof his place and build his engagement with his trainer. Vinny performed very well, he did not break place despite multiple distractions, even when the trainer threw a bucket of 20 tennis balls past him. The trainer was very impressed with how well Vinny performed during this session. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home with high distractions.||Focus: Distraction||A+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his final session, Vinny focused on learning the new skill 'tug' within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help build engagement and to keep his big brain busy. Vinny did very well, he interacted with the rope immediately. He quickly progressed from touching the rope with his nose, to licking it, this is great progress for one session. Next time we hope to see Vinny beginning to open his mouth onto the rope. This would be a great skill to practice at home.||Focus: Foundation||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.