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: Drop/ Down Comment: Bentley’s handovers are progressing well, with each time less and less barking, which is fantastic to see. He will still need to be muzzled each time and on a leash, to ensure he is under effective control. Bentley’s first session was learning to not rush through the doors near the office! The trainer practiced drops with him from the kennels right through to the office. Given these doors are highly associated with home time, Bentley did struggle. He broke position or snuck forward to gradually get closer to the door. The trainer turned and walked the other way and started again. He was taking treats regularly so although it was a long process, by the end of the session Bentley was working out that breaking position or trying to sneak forward didn’t get what he wanted. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: Bentley’s second session was the obstacle course. He smashed it and went around the course many times, without much prompting from the trainer. He was happy to run around initially, then slowed down to smell all the smells then another few runs around. When he stopped he had a wagging tail and a big Bentley smile! Focus: Repetition X
Skill learnt: Exposure Comment: For his last session the trainer took him to explore more of the paddocks. In particular some rocks which have been great for our training dogs. Bentley was very hesitant to head onto the rocks initially but was happy to go onto the smaller one. Once he got on the rock, it was nose in the air to capture the extra smells. Next time it would be great to see Bentley have the confidence to head up onto the main rocks with the trainer. He loose lead walking was great initially but again as the trainer turned towards the car park Bentley started pulling. The trainer continued to change direction and Bentley once again figured out what he needed to do to get home quicker! Focus: Repetition D+

We recommend your next step should be…

Consider an intensive Board & Train

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.


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