After having some time off from training over the Easter weekend Aoife was a bit distracted at the start but after going over some of her basics she settled well into training today.
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 her first session we worked on Aoife's loose lead skill outside. She was a little distracted at the start (having had 4 days off from training) but after a few drops and spins outside she got into training mode and had much better engagement. She walked very nicely on both grass and gravel and did her drops everytime she was asked with just a verbal command. Her spins have gotten a lot better and she doesn't need a food lure to do a full spin anymore. Next time we'd like to keep pushing her loose lead skill with higher distractions (toys/people/dogs).||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session we refreshed Aoife's place skill. Aoife does great on the raised bed and has been learning to use place on different objects. This can be super handy if she is out and about and you need her to rest quietly somewhere - put a jumper or towel on the floor and ask her to "place" on it. Knowing the same skill in different scenarios can be really difficult for dogs but Aoife has been picking up the concept quite well. She still breaks sometimes but is learning well. Next time we'd like to have her place on a small objects (like a towel or jumper) around some distractions to help proof the skill. At home use as many different objects as you can to teach her place so that the skill is generalised really well.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: As something fun for Aoife's last session we introduced her to the skateboard skill. Aoife was very quick at interacting with it and even had her paw on it within a few interactions. She did get a little spooked when it moved so some of the session was spent getting her conditioned to the skateboard moving and encouraging her to put her paw on it again. She did get frustrated a few times and barked but this can be very normal when shaping a new skill. For a new skill she did so well and it helped to build her confidence. Next time we'd like her to put her paw on it a bit more and not be as scared of it. At home you can use moving objects around her to help condition her for this skill.||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.