It was great to train with Miss Akira today, she is such a sweet girl who loves to learn and show off her skills.
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: In her first session, Akira focused on learning the new skill loose lead walking while in the Hedgegrove carpark. Akira was initially over excited and struggled to engage with her trainer. The trainer used a lure to help guide her into the correct position when walking, as the session progressed she slowly began to redirect her focus onto the trainer. This would only be for a brief moment but grow as the session progressed. Practising her loose lead at home in a low distracting environment (inside your home), as she builds her engagement then you can begin to practise outside would be a great idea.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Akira focused on learning the new skill drop within the high distracting classroom (multiple dogs and people working). We focused on this to build her impulse control and as an alternative behaviour to jumping. Akira was initially too excited to follow a lure, however she quickly settled in the classroom and began following the lure. She initially struggled to drop from sit or stand, the trainer used treats to lure her under their legs when on a chair. This helped Akira understand the skill, after several repetions she followed a lure from stand. This is a great skill to practise at home, head over to our YouTube channel to see a how to train drop video.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: In her final session, Akira focused on learning the new skill spin within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help build engagement and redirect her focus when distracted. Akira quickly followed the lure around in a 360 degree circle in front of the trainer. After several repetitions the trainer was able to slowly reduce the lure. This skill is great to use when practising loose lead to keep her brain busy while walking.||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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