Billie was a bit nervous today. She liked cuddles with the trainer but did struggle a lot with engagement so we were not able to focus on recall or focus based skills. As she adjusts to the classroom environment and trainers we will be able to work on a bigger range of skills with her.
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: Billie was a bit nervous to start off with in the classroom. She was friendly towards the trainer but not interested in treats. We had a bit of a play session to help settle her and then moved onto loose lead in the classroom. Billie was quite distracted on lead and would often pull ahead to look at things or move towards the door. As she wasn't taking treats we used turning to help with her pulling - each time she pulled ahead the trainer turned 180 and she moved with the lead pressure in the new direction. She picked this up quickly and her loose lead did improve a bit though this will need to be worked on at home in low distraction environments (such as in the house or backyard) before going back on public walks.||Focus: Back to Basics||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on drops. Billie did not show knowledge of drop for the trainer (if she does know it at home this is not unusual if they are nervous) so we started off with some luring into drop from a stand. She did start eating fritz this session and was able to follow a lure almost to a bow but would disengage before completing the drop. To help her out we started with the under the leg drop method to help her understand what the drop should feel like. She did much better with this and was so close to a full drop! Keep working on luring her into the drop position and start building some duration (have her hold it until she hears the word "break").||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her last session we started with the basics of place. Billie wasn't keen on going on the bed by herself so we worked on a mixture of luring and throwing treats onto the bed to get her comfortable with being on it. Once she started going on and off a few times we started building duration though this still needs some work. At home work on her moving on and off a raised bed and once she is happily following a lure start having her stay on the bed until released.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
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.
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