Banksy did so well today! He was quite energetic but was able to focus when needed.
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: Today Banksy started off with some ‘loose lead’ walking around our empty kennels outside. At first Banksy was intrigued in everything he walked past, but after a few minutes he gained great focus and kept great engagement, always checking in with the trainer, which is fantastic! There was a tree that dropped some berry-like things and Banksy would try to pick it up, but the an “ah ah” he would stop right away and come back to walking nicely. We want Banksy to keep up with this great work so we are able to test him in an even higher distracting environment and ensure he can maintain this amazing engagement we saw today.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: For Banksy’s next session, he worked on his obedience with his ‘sit’ skill. We walked him around the classroom and cattery asking for a sit at random. He would respond quickly and perform the skill beautifully, but he has not yet mastered the duration of his sits, he would often break if he saw another dog coming. The next step for Banksy would be to increase his duration and ensure he can hold this skill until he is released, starting with low level distractions; us moving around him while he sits.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: To finish off, Banksy worked on his ‘recall’ skill on a long line outside. Banksy did really well with his listening, but once he saw birds it was a bit harder to regain his attention. It took a few little tugs and “ah ahs”, but he came around in the end, which is still really good! We want him to keep practicing with these bird distractions, so we can soon move onto higher distractions; other dogs walking next to him.||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.