Arya did well today, she did react a little bit but once she was focused her skills were awesome!
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 today we worked on her loose lead walking. Just after getting out of the kennels she saw another dog being trained in the carpark and became very vocal, lunging towards them. We created distance between them but she had zero focus/engagement with the trainer until they were out of sight. We continued working on her loose lead with no distractions. It took her a while to settle and show any focus on the trainer. We kept walking up and down the cement walkway, changing directions frequently because she was very distracted. She is very unsure of how to act around dogs, consecutive dayschools or a board and train are highly recommended to get ontop of this behaviour.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Her second session today focused on her drop skill in the cattery. We found out as we walked past that she was very unsure of rabbits! We used this opportunity to test her drop skill. We asked for a drop a good distance away and slowly decreased it. She did well until the rabbit decided to move, she didn’t break position (which is great) but she became very vocal. When this happened we waited for her to settle before creating distance. By the end of the session she was brave enough to get closer and give the cage a good sniff. She was very wary of the rabbit but the fact she went closer means she started to settle. Whenever you encounter something she is unsure of, don’t back away, use it as a training experience.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Lastly we worked on her place skill in the classroom with other dogs present. She absolutely smashed this skill and couldn’t care less about the other dogs. This could be because she expects to see dogs in this room so isn’t bothered by them. It’s only when they appear unexpectedly and in a different that she reacts! It’s good to keep practicing place somewhere she is comfortable to help her solidify the skill for when she is out and about.||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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