Arya started off each session a bit distracted but showed good knowledge of her skills once settled and focused.
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 her first session we started off with some engagement around dogs in the classroom. She was interested in a toy but still a bit reactive so we took her into the cattery to work on her loose lead and focus. After about 5-10mins of her being quite distracted in there she started taking treats which improved her focus and she started showing much better loose lead. We focused in having her check in with the trainer while walking, walking besides the trainer and responding to her "yes" marker while walking. She was doing quite well in all of these areas by the end of the session so repetition in this skill should help her to settle into it quicker.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session Arya was very distracted in the classroom by the other trainers. We spent a few minutes just going over loose lead again to help her to refocus on the trainer and then started on her drops with duration. During this time another dog entered the classroom. Arya did have some reactivity for about half a minute but by maintaining her drop and using high value treats (fritz) she started to settle and was able to stay engaged for the remainder of the session while the other dog trained in the classroom. This is good improvement but her drops do need more work at home with duration so that she is better able to maintain it around dogs. Getting her to a point where she can stay focused on the trainer with another dog in the room will greatly help her reactivity levels and she made good progress towards that goal today.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Again for her last session we had to spend time with her in loose lead to increase engagement and help Arya settle. Once settled we worked on her place skill with some movement distractions (taking steps away). She broke quite a bit at the start but did improve over the session and started to lie down on place on her own which is good. Place is the perfect skill to work on at home for an excitable girl like Arya - teaching her to relax will help curb her reactivity around dogs in the classroom.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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