Bentley did a fantastic job building his confidence throughout the day, such a lovely boy!
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: Conditioning||Comment: For Bentleys first session we worked on teaching him to have faith in his handler to keep people away. As a person approached Bentley the trainer would put their hand up and say stop in a loud voice. When the person turned away the trainer treated Bentley. This helps Bentley to learn that he doesn’t need to bark or lunge to keep people away, but he can leave it to his handler to deal with. Bentley did really well with this, and it didn’t take long for him to start looking to his trainer as the other person got closer. He was checking in to make sure the trainer was going to tell the person to go away. Bentley worked well with 3 new people around him for this session! He did a great job.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Second session was place. Bentley’s place skill is very good, so we moved between place spots but with r another trainer training nearby and another dog on place in the classroom. Bentley struggled a bit at first and wouldn’t take treats. He also made sure he kept looking away from the other dogs. However, as the session went on he got much more comfortable, to the point that when another dog got a bit excited, Bentley looked on but with no negative reactions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For the last session the trainer wanted to teach Bentley paws up. However quickly discovered that Bentley is a pro at this already!! Go Bentley. So, the trainer decided to do some drop work combined with lead work outside. Again, Bentley was nervous about the change of scenery but soon settled. The trainer then started adding in drops, which to start with Bentley would not hold. But as the session progressed the trainer could see Bentley getting more comfortable and confident. Next time it would be good to start introducing Bentley to emergency drops. A great tool to have and will also build Bentley’s confidence. Bentley did so well today and it was great to see his confidence increase as the day went on, even around new people and dogs.||Focus: Duration||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.