Arya was super excited to be training today. Once she settled she showed good engagement and progress with her skills. Keep up the great work 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In her first session, Arya focused on further developing her skill loose lead walking around the facility. We focused on this skill to reduce her challenging behaviour of pulling on the lead. Arya was very excited to be training and showed little engagement with her trainer. While outside in a high distracting area (on the grass with people, cars and dogs going past) she struggled to redirect her focus. She did also react (bark) at the dogs walking past. To help set her up for success the trainer moved her to a lower distracting environment. After only a few moments she was walking very well and showing good engagement. As the session progressed the trainer was able to slowly increase the environmental distractions (walk towards grassed area) while she continued to show good engagement.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Arya focused on further developing her skill drop with duration. We focused on this skill to build her impulse control and improve her decision making as part of her canine reactivity. When distracted Arya struggled to respond to the verbal cue drop or the hand signal. When showing good engagement she responds well to the verbal command with a hand signal. While in drop she can struggle to hold duration, this is expected as she is still learning the skill. Today the trainer challenged her with remaining in drop while the trainer walked around and over her. Arya initially struggled and required some guidance from the trainer to maintain the skill. As the session progressed she began to perform well, head over to our Instagram story to see her progress.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In her final session, Arya focused on further developing her skill place within the classroom around another dog on place (settled, not moving). We focused on this skill as an alternative behaviour to her jumping alongside her drop to help her settle before interacting with people. Arya responds well to the verbal cue place with a hand signal, she jumps straight onto the bed. She can struggle with duration but this is expected as she is still learning the skill. While training Arya ignored the other dog and showed great engagement. When the other dog began to move she was initially distracted and barked but did not break place. This is good progress.||Focus: Distraction||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.
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