"Archie"

2021-02-16

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: Place Training Comment: For Archie’s first session the trainer focused on place. He is quite good with his place but did break a number of times for no particular reason. The trainer started on low distractions at first and Archie did well so the trainer upped the distractions to a whole container of tennis balls being dropped near him. He held position. However, broke position when he just didn’t want to be there anymore! The trainer kept Archie on passive place while training other dogs to help him learn he must stay there unless the release word is given. Keep working on this at home with low distraction as well as duration. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Archies’ second session was loose lead walking. His engagement was fantastic with this inside so the trainer took him outside and again he did really well. The trainer then took him to the kennels and he struggled with the distractions of all the dogs. The trainer worked with him in the kennel constantly using the yes marker as he improved his skills and his focus came back to the trainer. Keep working on his loose lead walking with low level distractions, slowly building up to more higher level distractions. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session Archie practiced his drops. He struggled with this and had to be lured into position. When he was in position he didn't want to hold it for long. The trainer worked on removing the lure and adding duration. Continue working on this at home, so that he will drop every time on command. Add in short duration and low level distractions. The trainer is looking forward to working with his again with Archie to work towards proofing this skill. During this training session the trainer discovered that Archie was nervous about the roller door opening and closing, so the last part of the session was a focus on desensitising him to the roller door. Focus: Duration C

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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