Archie worked hard in his skills today but needs a little more work on them when highly distracted (eg. Playing with a toy). Keep building on his skills at home. We would recommend a private appointment to discuss his mouthing and manners at home as we do not see much of it at Dayschool
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 loose lead outside in the carpark with another trainer and dog working nearby. Archie was a little interested in the other dog and the handymen working on the driveway but was easy to recapture focus with. He walked quite nicely and was able to be lured through inside turns and doing some mini recalls (though these weren't the straightest coming to the trainer). He was a bit slow on his drops so keep working on these while walking.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on the drop skill in the classroom as he had been a bit slow with these outside. We had to do a bit of a lure into drops and then once he was in the drop we worked on the trainer moving and dancing around him. He broke a bit at the start but progressed quickly and was able to maintain his drop with the trainer stepping over him and running around him. Well done Archie!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on some play and sending to place to see if he would start his mouthing when overexcited. Even when physically playing or playing tug with him he was quite gentle with no mouthing. With his sending to place he needed a bit of guidance with it and would be more focused on the toy than going to place so this would be good to continue working on. Send to place is a great skill when he gets overstimulated and mouthy as you can direct him away from you.||Focus: Distraction||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.
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