It was a pleasure to have Mr Barney back today, he is progressing very well with all of his skills. The trainers are very impressed with his progress and how smart he is. Keep up the great work.
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 under high distractions (training outside and around people). Barney was initially distracted and displayed challenging behaviors such as pulling. But as the session progressed Barney slowly began to ignore the distraction and walk very well, this took approximately 5 minutes. Barney successfully remained engaged with his trainer and walking nicely while going past another person. The trainer was very impressed with his progress and engagement throughout this session.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions. We focused on this skill to build his impulse control and duration in drop. Barney performed very well, he responds well to the verbal cue 'drop' with a low hand signal (below handlers knee). While in drop he also has good duration, as he was performing so well the trainer began to challenge him with distractions. Including bouncing and rolling balls past him and completing a few repetitions of drop outside. Barney only broke drop twice. The trainer was very impressed with Barney's drops, keep up the great work.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his final session, Barney focused on further developing his skill 'send to place' with distractions. Barney performed well with send to place, he jumps straight onto the bed. The trainer began to increase the distance from the bed, while Barney continued to jump straight on. To challenge him further the trainer placed two bowls of food on either side of his place. Barney was initially distracted by the food, but with some guidance he slowly began to ignore the food and walk straight past. We suggest continuing to challenge Barney at home with different distractions while on place.||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.