Barney really struggled going into his drop today however once in it he did really well.
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 Barney’s first session we worked on his drop skill around other dogs. This skill allows them to settle into a position. Barney started off not dropping when asked to and was breaking his drop often. To begin with we started in the hallway of the kennels and then worked our way outside to where there were only a few dogs. It took a while for Barney to settle when outside but once he did he remained in his drop and gave the trainer good eye contact. As Barney was doing well the trainer did a double session and moved straight into his second session to further push his drop skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Barney’s second session we continued to work on his drop skill around other dogs. As Barney was doing well around the few dogs, we moved up to another kennel which had more dogs outside. Barney started off struggling once moved up there but after a few minutes of remaining in drop he started to focus on his trainer and was doing well. Barney mostly struggled with dropping when asked to rather than holding his drop. Therefore, the next step for Barney will be to continue working on his drop repetitions around the kennels.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Barney’s last session we worked on his loose lead walking. This skill is useful as it allows for walking without pulling. Barney did really well in this session and showed great engagement with his trainer. While there where cars or dogs which came past Barney was asked to drop but again struggled and wouldn’t go into his drop. The next step for Barney is to continue his loose lead walking around distractions, incorporating drop when large distractions come past.||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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