"Arlo"

                   

2021-03-30

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 for his loose lead work. He did very good with the outside distractions - he did get distracted and pulled a few times but some gentle lead pressure was enough to get him back on track. He did get quite distracted by another dog in the kennels that he could see who was barking at him but after a few laps was happily ignoring the other dog. He kept nice pace with the trainer most of the time but just needs a little bit more work to help him ignore some of the distractions. Next time we'd like to continue working with him outside and around other dogs to help condition him to ignore them while on lead. At home reward Arlo for "checking in" with you while walking and if he pulls turn him around and walk in the other direction. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we continued work on getting Arlo used to doing his place skill on non-bed objects. He does very good at this already (though he can break easily with flatter objects) so we started using smaller sized areas. This is really helpful as you can bring a towel or jumper with you and use it as a temporary pace skill if he understands the skill very well. While he doesn't fully understand the concept on a smaller area he does try very well and it will not be long until he does this just as well as his normal place skill. He even started sitting on the cloth to fit better which was really great! Next time we'd like to see him not break as easily on the flatter objects (cloth, yoga mat) so that he has a full understanding of the skill. At home use random objects as his place skill to help build this concept for him. Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: For his last session we worked on Arlo's spin skill. He happily follows a lure either way for his spins. He can also do them without a lure and a high hand signal which is great work! We worked on phasing out the lure and reducing the hand signal which he did quite well with. Next time we'd like to reduce it further so that he does the skill mostly on his own. At home use reduced hand signals where possible (if he doesn't do it take a step back and give a more defined hand signal). Focus: Repetition B+

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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