"Wally"

2021-01-12

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: Crate Training Comment: 1. In wallys first session we trained crate training, because when I would put him in the crate he was very unsure about it. Crates are a perfect way of teaching your dog to relax especially if you have people over, in one hand i was holding some treats and I would gently lure his nose in to the crate then drops some treats in the crate rewarding him every time, until his whole body was in the crate. Towards the end he knew it was a safe place but needs more work until he gains full confidence. Next session I would like to train this to gain his confidence so he feels more confident in the crate while waiting for his next session. Training this at home is perfect if you have people over and you want him to relax, he doesn’t seem like the type of dog to be crazy when having people over anyway, like I did you can lure his nose into the crate with food then when his head is in the crate keep dropping the food and reward him with the word “yes” every time you give him food. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In Wallys second session we trained “drop” with distractions. We had other dogs in the room so that was his distractions, we think he may of lost abit of his skills over the holidays but with a few more session he will be back to his skill full self. Training “drop” did take some time as he wasn’t listening to my words but towards the end he started listening, more practice makes perfect. Next session I will be training this and trying to get his attention on me at all times, he does know what to do, when I would correct him he would do it straight away just needs work on his listening skills. Training this at home will help us trainers out a lot, again holding food in one hand and use the word drop, if he doesn’t do it within 5 seconds correct him by using the foot break which is stepping on the lead as close to his head as you can until he corrects his self, foot break does not hurt them it’s just holding there head closer to the floor, once he does it reward him and say “yes”. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Wallys third session we trained “place” originally I was playing on training “place” with distractions but I went back to basics as he wasn’t sure with place. We lured his nose on “place” with food until all four paws were on “place” which was a bed. I know Wally knows this skill it’s just making him remember the skill and him getting used of the word “place”. Next session we will be training this until he knows exactly what we’re asking from him, doing the same luring his nose to “place” then rewarding with the word “yes” and treats. Towards the end of the session he wasn’t taking treats but learning these skills again can be exhausting. Training this at home is great for there manners if you don’t want him to be hanging around you cooking or food in general. Exactly what I was doing, luring his nose on to place with food making sure his four paws are on “place” then rewarding him with the word “yes” and treats. If he goes to get of pull his lead back until he’s back on place. Focus: Repetition C

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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