Barney was a typical puppy today - he was a bit distracted through some of his sessions but also managed to give good engagement with his skills.
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 his first session we worked on Barney's loose lead skill outside on paved areas. He was initially very distracted and would often pull ahead. However he was very responsive to light lead pressure and his markers so he settled down about 5 minutes into his walk. He gave good engagement for the majority of the walk and we were able to work on his reactivity to birds as quite a few came down onto the pavement. We also focused on him taking treats nicely and not lunging for them which he did improve with. Overall he did quite well for the distracting environment! Next time we'd like to see him pull less when outside and ignore distractions a bit more. At home walk in familiar environments and reward him well for good focus on you rather than what else is going on around him.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on sending Barney to and from place with toy distractions (we did try with some dry food aswell but this was too distracting for him at the moment). Barney was great at ignoring the toys when going to and from place though he did struggle a bit to ignore them while staying on place. He can be sent to place from a good distance which is fantastic progress for such a young puppy! Next time we'd like to work on his food distraction level while on place so that we can achieve the same level with food as we can with toys. At home use small bits of food distraction every now and then while he is on place to help him learn to ignore it.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we continued work on Barney's drop skill. He follows a lure into drop really well but does struggle a bit with his duration still so that was a big focus of today. He did improve with his duration throughout the session - next time we'd like to see some better duration from him so that we can start moving his skill to the next level. At home practice drops often and try to have him hold them for a bit longer.||Focus: Duration||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.