Arlo did great work today - he was happy and focused throughout his sessions. After smashing out his sessions before the heat got too high he is now enjoying the rest of the day socialising with the other dogs in the kennels and relaxing in the shade.
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 took Arlo outside to the grassed area to work on his loose lead before the weather got too warm. His focus and engagement was fantastic during this! He listened well to the trainer but did have a few small distractions with some dogs being picked up/dropped off in the carpark but he recovered well. We also added some spins during the walk to help with his engagement and to use as mini recalls which he did great with. Next time we'd like to push him with some more distractions (other dogs moving around) as he did get distracted by them. Keep up the fantastic work at home and keep encouraging his engagement on walks.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Arlo's drop skill in the classroom with toy distractions. He did very well, he listened well to the trainer though he did get up when the bucket of toys were thrown in front of him. Next time we'd like to see him do just as good in his drops with really unusual distractions to really test him. At home, practice his drops around food, toys and unusual items to help proof this skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Arlo's around skill to help with his recall and engagement. He follows the lure well but can also follow light hand movements around the cone. He did improve over the session, needing only light guiding around the cone. Next time we'd like to be able to have him work off minimal hand gestures (ie. Getting him close to be able to work just from pointing at the cone) which he is very close to achieving. At home, use only light guiding and try weaning off hand movements to help him get ready for the next stage.||Focus: Repetition||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.