**Unfortunately due to IT issues we are unable to attach any photos sorry!** Bruno has started to make improvements in his basic skills which we are so proud to see! Keep up the 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."
|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. Bruno did pull a bit but not far and responded well to leash pressure. For the latter half of the session he started listening much better and responded to his "yes" marker which helped him perform much better at the skill. Next time we'd like to see Bruno less distracted and more responsive from the get-go. At home encourage him to stay beside you while walking using lots of treats.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Bruno's drop skill. He follows the lure quite readily but struggles with duration so that was the main focus of today's session. He did start building duration over the session and started staying in drop for several seconds before being released. Next time we'd like to continue seeing improvement in his drop duration to build up the skill ready for distractions. At home give him treats frequently for staying in drop and make sure he is released before he breaks.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we continued work on Bruno's place skill. Bruno was more confident stepping onto place this time and we were able to work on duration with him. At the beginning of the session he would be on place for only a second but did improve his duration over time. We also tested him with some distractions - having the trainer take a small step away and having him stay on place. He initially broke the first few times but then started staying in place with the trainer moving a step away. Next time we'd like to continue using small movement distractions to build his place skill further. At home, work on having Bruno go on place for a few seconds and then release him with "break".||Focus: Distraction||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.