Wow! What a super star Mr Barney was today! He is progressing very well with all of his skills, he can still struggle with his loose lead. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'loose lead' walking with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to continue Barney’s knowledge and reduce his pulling. Barney was initially distracted by the classroom environment, but with some guidance he quickly began to engage with his trainer. When engaged Barney performs very well, he can lose engagement quickly when additional distraction are introduced, such as dogs, people or noses. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home in a low distracting environment, if he is struggling a lure maybe required.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions and duration. We focused on this skill to help build his duration and impulse control. Barney performed very well. He followed a lure well into 'drop', this lure was slowly faded during this session to a low hand signal, as he was performing so well. As well as this, he can struggle with duration, using a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 5 second) he remained in drop, the level of treats was also slowly reduced as the session progressed. The trainers were very impressed with Barney, he successfully remained in drop while the trainer walked around him. Keep up the great work at home.||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his final session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'place' with duration under distractions (balls, toys and food). We focused on this skill to build his impulse control and duration under distractions. Barney performed very well, he broke place once at the beginning of the session when the trainer began throwing balls in front of him. But with some guidance he began to maintain it well. He successfully remained on place while multiple toys were thrown in front of him, as well as three bowls of food. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home, beginning with low level distractions and slowly increasing.||Focus: Distraction||A|
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.