Bailey was very distracted today and struggled at times.
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: Recall||Comment: Bailey’s first session was recall and the trainer took Bailey into the training yard where it is grassed with lots of smells. However the trainer kept Bailey on a normal lead. At first Bailey did need a slight tug in the lead to get her to return to the trainer but as the session progressed Bailey did much better and was more engaged. The trainer also rewarded Bailey for checking in. At home run backwards a little way while calling Bailey to you. Ensure you have high value treats in your hand that she can see!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up for Bailey was emergency drops. However with another dog training Bailey was very distracted and not getting into position or very slow to get into position. The trainer did lots of repetitions to help Bailey remember what she needed to do. As she improved the trainer worked on duration. Bailey did well with this until the trainer stepped over Bailey. She was not confident when this was happening so the trainer increased the treats until Bailey was more comfortable with this. Keep practicing at home with lots of deletions so that Bailey has strong drop with a verbal cue.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Bailey’s last session was to teach her to start to walk a little behind the trainer. This helps with dogs who are reactive as it assists with stopping dogs propelling forward to lunge and bark. Practice down your hallway and as your dog starts to come forward turn into them and walk into them so the step back. Say back to them. Then turn and continue walking. Repeat every time they come forward. Bailey struggled a little with this to start with but was soon starting to work it out. Her head was just behind the trainers leg and regardless of dogs in the classroom she did well for her first attempt.||Focus: Repetition||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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