Winston did really well today, once he settled into the routine he showed great progress.
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 his first session today Winston worked on his loose lead walking with some emergency drops. We worked just outside the classroom along the cement walkway and he did very well. He had great engagement with the trainer so we started to lessen the amount of treats given. This shows him that he still gets rewarded but not as frequent. Every now and then we would do a random emergency drop, we did have to slow our movement a little bit but so long as we were loud and clear he would drop. Keep working on building those distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Winston’s second session today focused on introducing a verbal cue for his sit pretty skill. For this we would say “sit” and then “pretty” we practiced using a treat for the first part of the session but started to mix up between having a treat in our hand and not. He responded really well to just the hand signal so this made it easy to start with the verbal as well. Keep working with both visual and verbal cues for now.||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session today we did something a little different. We worked on a bunch of different skills outside, all while rewarding for engagement. We practiced, sit, drop, touch, middles, recalls, sit pretty and many more. Doing this really helped keep him focused on the trainer as he didn’t know what was going to happen next. We also did the engagement game a few times where you throw a treat and then reward them for looking back at you by throwing another treat. He showed great focus during this session, sometimes changing it up helps keep them guessing and doesn’t give them a chance to get bored. Keep working on his engagement through his skills, rewarding him every time he looks or comes to you.||Focus: Distraction||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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