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: For his first session we worked on Bruno's loose lead skill outside. For his first day he did really well. He pulled a bit at the start but after a couple of laps with treats he started settling down and gave better focus to the trainer. He did get distracted by another dog also doing loose lead outside but all he would do is stop in place and look. Some light pressure and calling was enough to get him moving again. Overall really good for his first day in a new environment! Next time we'd like to continue work with him around other dogs so that he learns to ignore them. At home use lots of treats on walks to keep his focus on you. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we started work on Bruno's place skill. Bruno showed no knowledge of this skill and actively avoided stepping on the bed for the first half of the session. Using lots of treats and encouragement we got him to putting one foot on the bed, then two feet and then up to all 4 on the bed. He only stays on the bed for a split second but this is still great progress from the start of the session. Next time we'd like to start building a bit of duration and continue teaching him the basics of place. At home use a raised dog bed if possible and lure him onto the bed. Once all 4 feet are on mark with "yes" and give him a treat to help build this new skill for him. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Bruno was able to go into a drop from a sit but had to be lured to go into it from a stand. At the start he did keep bowing but after a little encouragement would go into the full drop from stand. He had zero duration in it though so we focused on that for most of the session. By the end of the session he was staying down in his drop for a little longer which is good progress. Next time we'd like to continue pushing his duration and pairing the trick with his release word. At home practice luring him into a drop from a stand (have the treat on his nose and move it slowly in a curved downwards movement towards his stomach and in between his front legs). Focus: Duration C

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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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