Bentley was still unsettled today and struggled with engagement but loved the pets and cuddles.
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: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: Bentley’s first session the trainer wanted to refresh Bentley’s muzzle conditioning. He did really well with this and allowed the trainer to fasten the muzzle with no problems at all. Keep practicing this at home to further proof this skill, whilst making it fun for him to wear the muzzle. Well done Bentley. The trainer also continued with the touch skill. Bentley did touch the marker a couple of times but again it is hard to get Bentley to engage with his trainer unless it is a skill he already knows. The trainer will continue to help Bentley with this.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Bentleys second session the trainer practiced some loose lead walking. In previous sessions Bentley has pulled quite hard on the lead so the trainer felt it was time to revisit this skill with him. At first near the kennels, he pulled numerous times. The trainer walked between two points and every time Bentley pulled the direction was changed. As Bentley settled the trainer took Bentley into the area where the sheep and alpacas are. Bentley did a great job of ignoring them. Awesome work. On the way back Bentley started to pull again. Every time he did this the trainer changed direction. Eventually Bentley worked out that he got to where he wanted to go quicker if he didn’t pull.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Bentley’s last session was drops in the kennels. Once again, he did struggle at first with this. Want to bark and break position. The trainer used lots of rewards to get Bentley to stay in position and as the session progressed Bentley stayed in position longer with less treats. Next time the trainer would like to see Bentley not bark or break position. This skill is improving for Bentley as he appears to settle quicker each time he does this skill in the kennels. Keep practicing this skill on your walks and especially if you do come across other dogs. Use your foot break with him so he can’t break position when he is distracted.||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.