Billy was so good today! It was great to see the progress he is making on his skills already, great work at home!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his first session we worked on his down skill from a stand. We found that he did it best with luring straight down from the stand (is this the way you've been teaching it at home?). Initially he would pop back up quickly so we started building a little bit of duration but still needs a bit of work. Good work though for a new skill in a different environment with a lot of different dogs around.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: For his second session we continued work on his middles skill. He seems more confident with this than last time, great work on it at home! He can sometimes get so keen for the treat he misses the cue to go between the legs but otherwise was good at it and is showing great duration in middles. We were even able to start doing a little bit of walking in middles! He was a bit distracted by another dog in the classroom but other than some staring he didn't react further and was able to be redirected fairly easily.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Billy did have a few barks at another dog while in the crate between sessions but we were able to condition him to the smaller dog with treats and after that he started fixating less and eventually settled in the crate while the dog was out. For his last session we took Billy outside to work on his loose lead skill around another dog. Billy did really well with this, he was not fazed by the other dog (besides a few looks) and we were able to move progressively closer over time. He was good at checking in with the trainer if he heard his "yes" marker and we were able to use it to bring his focus away from the other dog so he couldn't become fixated.
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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