Bentley was happier in the kennel but it is baby steps with him and engagement.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Bentley's first session was loose lead. He does pull at the start of this session and the trainer works in small distances to help Bentley get focused. Even though he settled and pulled less he was not engaged with his trainer at all. As the session progressed the trainer suddenly ran backwards and encouraged Bentley to follow. He did well and engaged for short periods of time. It was great to see.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Bentley's second session the trainer took him to the kitchen to work on his drops. Initialy he stayed in position, even when the trainer left the room. However, when a stranger walked in the room and then left again, Bentley broke position, but did well while the test and tag man was in the kitchen with him. Towards the end of the session Bentley struggled to hold position. Next time the trainer would like to see Bentley hold position longer, regardless of what was going on around him.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The final session was a focus on drops and door/gate manners. The trainer took Bentley through the kennels and asked Bentley to drop. He did well with this although was not focused on the trainer. As the trainer worked through the kennels, Bentley got closer to the gate that goes to the kitchen area. As he was getting closer he started pulling. The trainer got him to drop. When he was able to drop and not break the trainer progressed with him through the gate. Bentley pulled as soon as he was on the other side of the gate. Again the trainer got him a drop. The trainer kept getting Bentley to drop every so often until he was back in the kitchen. This time in the kitchen there was only people Bentley knew. He stayed in a drop position better this time, only breaking a couple of times. His engagement was much improved during this time as well. Often watching the trainer as she walked around the kitchen and wagging his tail when she spoke to him. It was fantastic to see.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.