Bentley engaged incredibly well and made some great progress!
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: Place Training||Comment: Our first session we worked on Place using dog distraction. We really wanted to test Bentley with helping further develop his skills around dogs and stimulating environments. We started on place and had dogs around him training with their sessions. At first Bentley initially broke from his position but with a few corrections and extra rewards he quickly relaxed and settled in place. We walked dogs around / in front of him, had dogs perform tricks i.e spins in front of him and Bentley remained calmly on place without a peep. He progressed really well here and the trainers would love to further develop these skills in an outdoor environment.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: The second session we worked on developing the around skill. We began on place with the cone about a meter away and lured Bentley off place and around the cone. A strong lure was needed here to really establish what the trainer was asking of him. Bentley worked really well and engaged massively with the trainer. As the session progressed the cone was moved a further meter, still using a strong lure around the cone, the trainer began to increase the distance of sending to place. From here the trainer would like to start fading out the lure for the cone and help Bentley understand the ‘ around ‘ command further.||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In our last session we focused on our Loose lead and drops with dog distractions. We moved through the kennel and unoccupied yards. Intially there were a few corrections, direction changes with our loose lead but as we progressed and adjusted to the environment, Bentley began to settle in. Other dogs really did the job and made a distracting and stimulating environment for Bentley and the trainer. Bentley always remained wary of what was surrounding him but focus always reverted to the trainer. He really trusted the trainer and always looked up for guidance and waited for the release. We were incredibly proud at how well Bentley progressed in this environment in both the skill and bond with the trainer.||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.