Archie had some really good improvement from yesterday. We have been able to start building on his foundations and pushing his skills just that little bit further.
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 we worked on Archie's loose lead outside again on the pavement. Archie seemed better today and pulled a bit less from the kennels and while walking. He didn't give a lot of focus but spent most of the time walking next to the trainer which is good improvement. Everytime he pulled we again simply turned around and this seemed to help Archie realise he wasn't going to get his way by pulling. Next time we'd like to see some engagement and focus from Archie while walking as this will really help improve his skill level. At home work on getting his focus while walking with lots of treats.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on place again with Archie. Archie had already improved quite a bit with this skill - he has gone from breaking immediately up to staying on place while the trainer jogs backwards and makes noises. He still needs a heavy lure to go onto place but responds well to his release marker of "break". Next time we'd like to continue pushing his skill with movement distractions and moving onto toy distractions. At home use light movement while he is on place and reward him for staying on place.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we revisited Archie's drop skill. Archie still doesn't focus well on the lure but does respond well to the light tug towards drop along with the word "drop". We spent the session focusing on repetition and trying to fade out the pressure so that he could just follow the lure/hand downwards. Next time we'd like to get Archie to the point of not needing any pressure to go into drop and have the cue and lure only. At home use high value treats to work on his drops and use a light collar pull if required to get him into drop.||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.