A great first day for Xavier
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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: Xavier’s first session was the confidence course. He was a bit nervous around the kennels and a new person in the environment so the trainer felt the confidence course would give Xavier the boost he needed to start his training! And it worked. He was very hesitant to start with but after a couple of circuits with trainer help he then was running around in his own!! In the way to the classroom he was much more relaxed and confidence. Was great to see.||Focus: Confidence||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up for Xavier was place. He appeared to have some knowledge of this, so after a few repetitions, the trainer started to increase the duration that Xavier stayed on place. This skill is great for dogs to learn to settle and impulse control. Xavier did a good job with place for his first day in the classroom and the trainer looks forward to pushing him more with this during the week.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Lastly Xavier had a focus on drops. Xavier started being lured into position. It took a little while for him to figure out what was being asked of him but once he got it he then did well to follow a lure straight into drop. The trainer did a number of repetitions of this and then started to increase the duration. At first Xavier was jumping up as soon as the trainer stood straight. By the end of the session Xavier was holding position better. The trainer will continue to work on duration and add in more distraction to help further proof this skill. Xavier needs a good strong drop skill to help curb the jumping behaviour he has.||Focus: Repetition||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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