Bella tried hard today but did lack the engagement that she showed last time.
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: Bella started her day with loose lead walking near the kennels. She does struggle to focus at the start of the sessions. The trainer was not walking far before changing direction due to Bella’s pulling. However, it didn’t take long for her to settle and become a bit more engaged with her trainer. Part way through the session the trainer played and engagement game with Bella to help with her engagement. This was throwing treats for her to catch. The game encourages Bella to focus on the trainer despite what maybe going on around her. This did help Bella and her walking improved from that point on. Keep practicing at home, and if she is not engaging with you try throwing treats for her to help get her focus back on.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Bella struggles with the crate, and as she is coming in for a board and train the trainer spent a session getting Bella to walk into the crate. This still needs a lot of work for Bella. If you have a crate at home start by throwing treats in it for her to follow. Make it a fun and happy place for her, with a kong or a licki mat. This will be a focus for Bella when she is here as the trainers use crates when the dog is in-between sessions. Towards the end of the session she was getting better with entering the crate and the aim will be for her to enter the crate on command.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Bella’s last session was a focus on drops, with the aim to complete the session near the kennels. However, Bella was not dropping at all when commanded. As such the trainer spend a bit of time in the classroom revisiting this skill. (there was another dog on place in the classroom when Bella was training) As the session progressed Bella did start to respond and focus and was dropping. On the way to the kennel the trainer got Bella to drop outside, but Bella was very distracted and struggled to get in position and when in position did not hold it. Next time the trainer will take Bella back to basics with drop and no distractions and gradually increase the distraction. Keep practicing this in the back yard and then the front yard. Focus on Bella dropping as soon as you tell her too and also duration. Use the foot brake to help her stay in position and use lots of yes and rewards for doing well.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
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.