Archie did so well today! He was very well behaved for the trainer and put in some solid work towards his skills 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 his first session today the trainer took him out for some loose lead walking. He was very excited to get to work today coming out of the kennel with some really good energy. The trainer was able to focus this energy into his walks, at first he was a little too distracted by the grass areas, so in order to set him up for success the trainer worked in a less distracting environment, he was quick to focus up on the trainer and was soon following with a really nice loose lead, it’s important to remember that Archie gets distracted easily but there are other ways to get his attention other than just food rewards. As the trainer found out today Archie really likes it when the trainer puts a bit of energy into their step and into their voice, the extra over the top energy helps make walking next the the trainer that much more interesting and enticing, this in turn made it easier for Archie to stay close to the trainer as he had a more exciting reason to! However he did start getting a bit too over excited, but this is when we implement his sit or drop to help him settle down before continuing on the walk.||Focus: Manners||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session the trainer worked on Archie drops. Since the cattery was being cleaner there was a lot of activity in the classroom so the trainer used this to their advantage to progress Archie’s drop skill. They would walk Archie around and when one of the pet resort staff would walk through they would ask him to drop and wait for them to pass, to start he got up a few times but soon caught on to what was going on and started lying down straight away and holding it like a champion. Since he was doing so well with this the trainer then got him into a drop and then started going crazy around him! They made crazy noises and jumped around and over Archie trying to make him break! While excited he didn’t break his drop as you can see from his social video today and remained down the entire time! The trainer was very pleased with this session so ended with a little bit of cuddle and play to celebrate!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session today Archie was worked on his place skill. He was worked inside the classroom with another dog around but this didn’t seem to distract him at all. Since he was doing so well the frisbee decided to test him another way now starting to add in fast moment into the mix. To start he did break off a few times however it wasn’t long before he started really catching on and staying on the place bed! The trainer was able to build him up to being able to handle the trainer wheeling around on the computer chair and not getting up at all. This was a great result for Archie and the trainer couldn’t have been happier with the day they have had with Archie today!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
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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