Bentley dove right into training today with his big goofy smile and did so well tackling some of those extra distractions!
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: Today Bentley did very well entering the training room and being put on place. From here we tested his skills in a passive place while other dogs were being trained around him. Bentley did not break once here but did make a little noise. We continued this session engaging him further by send him to and from place, walking around a cone. We continued with dog distractions and other training going on around him. This really pushed and tested Bentley's impulse especially as we have a new trainer that he hasnt met before. He really started to relax as the session progressed through. We had dogs enter and exit the room in front of him, as well as people and Bentley still did not break and did not even bark once. He has become super comfortable in this position and believe it really has helped him relax in distracting environments. Keep doing what you are doing at home! He is doing so incredibly well here.||Focus: Repetition||A+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: This next session we worked on loose lead and drops in an outside environment. The reason why we chose to do this outside as we find it is a great distracting environment with the loud noises of traffic, animals in the area and we even added the temptation of squeaky balls! We really focused on building up our duration with the drops in this sort of environment. To begin Bentley would move as the trainer would move without being released, he just wanted to stick by our side. After a few corrections and repetitions Bentley really started to get the hang of things. We threw balls straight past him without even a look from him, large trucks and motorbikes rode past and he didnt even move! We progressed extremely well in this session and we can't wait to test him even further in the outdoor environment. Coming back to the classroom we also worked on our gate and door manners, placing Bentley into a drop and waiting in position until trainer was in the door and he was released. This would be really great to work on at home and help him relax when entering new and exciting environments!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: To end the final session of the year we decided to have a little fun. We began building the foundation of the middle skill for Bentley. This really will help him gain confidence and help relax him in those busy environments where he could get flustered. It is a great controlled and comfortable position. To begin we only used a lure as he was very eager to get those treats. To start he was unsure but with a lot of encouragement he was super comfortable moving between the legs. We introduced marking with middle once the understanding of the skill was in place and started building up our duration in this position. We did this by placing him in a controlled sit once between the legs. Bentley progressed so well here and really had a lot of fun doing this and was a great way to end our day! This would be really great if continued at home as we think this could really help with Bentley's confidence.||Focus: Repetition||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.