Arlo was a little off today, he struggled with his energy and following a lure. Despite this he was still a happy boy and tried his best. Keep practicing at home.
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: Spin||Comment: In his first session, Arlo focused on further developing his skill 'spin' under distractions. These distractions included a high stimulating classroom environment (multiple dogs training) and kibble sprinkled across the floor. We focused on this skill to proof his spin under a range of distractions. Arlo struggled to engage with his trainer throughout this season, as well as follow a lure. Arlo was not responding to the verbal cue 'spin' or the hand signal. The trainer reduced the distractions and went back to basics. Arlo still struggled to follow the lure but performed several successful repetitions of 'spin'. Next time we hope he is more himself and back to spinning like crazy.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Arlo focused on further developing his skill 'emergency drops' around the kennel grounds. We focused on this skill to continue to build his understanding of this skill. Arlo performed well, he initially struggled to drop, but with some guidance quickly began to drop when asked. Arlo also struggled with his energy throughout this session, he was walking behind the trainer. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his final session, Arlo focused on free shaping, pulling a hanky out of a cone. We focused on this skill to challenge his problem-solving skills. Arlo performed well, he quickly began to interact with the cone with little guidance from his trainer. As the session progressed, he slowly began to move toward the cone, touch the cone, touch the hanky and begin to open his mouth on the hanky.||Focus: Conditioning||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.