Aoife was so energetic today! She took a while to calm down and focus with a few of her skills but did really well once she did. Great job Aoife!
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: Trick Training||Comment: For her first session we continued on with her skateboard skill from yesterday to help with her confidence. She was a still a bit wary of it moving but was able to place her paw on it briefly several times. About halfway through the session she put both paws on it which is a huge jump in progress! The rest of the session was spent encouraging her to place both laws on the board. Next time we'd like her to be confident enough to keep her paws on it while it slightly moves. At home use a similar object and work with either getting her to put her paws on it herself or working on her paws up skill on other stationary objects.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we took Aoife into the cattery to work on her loose lead and emergency drops with the added distraction of the cats. Aoife did really well with her loose lead and going into her drops. She did break early a few times but overall did well. Next time we'd like her to stay in drop until released and to push her skills in a more distracting environment. At home practice drops while walking to keep her engaged and focused.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For her last session we worked on something fun and did Aoife's paws up skill on the balance ball. Aoife was very energetic at the start and often overshot the balance ball in her enthusiasm. Once she started listening and focusing she was much better at putting her paws on it and finding her balance. This is another great way to boost her confidence, especially with objects that move a bit. Next time we'd like to start conditioning her to the verbal cue of "paws up" and have her do it on different objects. At home use low objects and lure her onto them (raise the lure a bit above them so that she has to step on the object to reach it) to help strengthen this skill.||Focus: Repetition||A|
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.