Bentley focused really well today and was eager to get started!
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: Desensitisation||Comment: Our first session we focused on our desensitisation to putting on a life jacket, to help Bentley get ready for a hydro session. He did fantastic here. We started slowly by luring his head through and once we felt he was confident enough we left it around his neck. Marking and rewarding lots. As the session progressed, we put it over his body and surely enough he seemed happy to have it on. From here we dipped our feet in the shell pool. This took a lot of encouragement and luring but as time went on he was confident enough to walk into the water. This is great progress as we can now see where we need to really focus when it comes to helping get into a hydro session. Next time we would really like to push the water confidence with him and maybe filling up the shell pool a bit further and eventually getting him to sit or drop in the water. This is a great start and a good indicator. We really feel, with someone he trusts and knows helping him into this hydro session is going to be a massive factor and help his confidence when the time comes.||Focus: Desensitisation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: We were super eager to get out and about today and the weather certainly put on a show. To begin we were incredibly excited and there were a lot of corrections. We started getting him into a controlled position, like a drop, so he could self sooth and calm down. Once calm, we would continue on with our walk. Once relaxed and comfortable, Bentley was walking right by our side. So we started adding in the distractions of other dogs around us. We utilised the kennel and the dogs out in their yards, running around. Again, a few corrections and direction changes, he was happy to trot alongside. This will help build that confidence up walking around other dogs, he really focused on the trainer and checking in. He put a lot of trust in us today walking around these strange and exciting dogs and were super proud how well he did.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: To finish up we focused on our drops in a dog distracting environment. Bentley progressed very well here. Focus was always on the trainer, constantly checking in and watching them for the next step. We focused our drops directly in front of the other dogs, even with some barking and wanting to participate! He relaxed quickly once in a drop which is great improvement. Almost no focus went onto the dog’s reactions, although he did show some interested about what was going on, his confidence he is building around other dogs and is completely trusting the trainer to help him through it is improving so much. We would like to continue this skill and confidence building in this environment as it seems to really be helping him boost that confidence and relax in stimulating environments.||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.