Waffles had a fun day training today going over the foundations of all his skills in the classroom as well as getting some cuddles in between lessons.
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: Place Training||Comment: Waffle started his day with the place skill. This skill is great for impulse control as well as developing self-settling skills. We use a treat to lure him onto the bed. Once on the bed we mark yes and give him the treat. We then let him off the bed and start again. Waffles had good engagement throughout his lesson. He was happy to hop on the bed when asked and did a good job staying on the bed until his release word of break.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: We worked on waffles loose lead in the classroom. His sister was in eye sight which was a big distraction, although doing very well considering for his first lesson. As we made our way in the direction of his sister he started pulling ahead, but as we turned and walked in the opposite direction, he happily stayed next to his trainer's side.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Waffles finished with leave it. We used low value treats to get his attention, waiting for him to stop trying to grab the treat. We then mark yes and give him a high value treat. Once he starts showing he understands what we want we then add in the leave it verbal. Waffles took a bit of repetition to start ignoring the treats but once he did he quickly understood what was wanted of him.||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.
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