Bailey did great today, she had some awesome skill progress but needed some help with her engagement.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her first session today we worked on her drop skill. We worked on an engagement game first to help her settle down and focus on the trainer. This involved throwing a treat, letting her get it, marking when she looks back to us and throwing another treat. After a few minutes of this she was much more focused and was listening to the trainer. We worked on her drop skill, focusing mainly on the verbal cue instead of visual. Bailey did alright with this but she still needed the occasional hand signal to remind her. Keep working on this one, she is showing good knowledge of the word “drop”.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Baileys second session today we worked on her loose lead walking outside. Bailey’s loose lead skill is pretty good but much like Piper we wanted to improve the engagement. For this we rewarded her each time she looked at the trainer, it wasn’t often so the trainer kept things interesting by making lots of turns. Doing this keeps their brain working and also encourages them to check in with the trainer. By the end of this session Bailey had improved a little bit, keep working on this one, even doing the engagement game before leaving the house before a walk is a great way to improve it!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For the last session today Bailey worked on place training but with a focus on her release word. We tested her with all sorts of funny words to see just how well she knows “break.” Once Bailey was on place we used words like banana, bounce, breakfast, blue, bubble etc. It sounds like we are about to say break but it makes her really focus. She did struggle quite a bit to start with but slowly got better! Keep messing around with this one, it’s a great exercise to keep them sharp!||Focus: Back to Basics||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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