Arlo was such a good boy today. He did so well in pushing his skills
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Arlo’s first session we worked on his drop skill. This skill is important as it allows the dog to have a task to focus on while you are doing something else. To start with we worked on his duration around high distractions. This was done by asking Arlo to drop and then spelling his name out with treats while he remained in his drop. He did extremely well in this and showed very good impulse control. As Arlo did well, we then proceeded to emergency drops. Again, Arlo did well however there were a few times instead of dropping he just stopped and waiting for the trainer to look back until he dropped. The next step for Arlo will be to continue working on his emergency drops at a jogging pace.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Arlo’s second session we worked on his Bow skill. This skill is good as it allows him to focus on what is being asked and to allow him to put further thinking into his skills. Arlo did really well getting into his bows however he did struggle with duration, after a few seconds he would just go into a drop. To help improve his duration the trainer would hold treats Infront of him and constantly reward. He was able to hold a bow for 10 seconds by the end of the session. The next step for Arlo will be to continue improving his bow duration.||Focus: Foundation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For Arlo’s last session we did paws up. This skill is great for building confidence. Arlo struggled at the start and was stepping over the object. To help him step onto it the trainer used a lure. When he would place at least one paw on he would be rewarded straight away. By the end of the session Arlo started to offer one paw onto the object. The next step for Arlo will be to continuing building his confidence with just placing one paw onto the object.||Focus: Confidence||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.