Buddy worked hard and was pushed with distractions more today.
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: Buddy’s first session was loose lead walking with drops. The trainer didn’t make it to the kennels as Buddy was very distracted by the dogs in the yards. One dog in particular was running and barking and the the trainer had to increase the distance between that dog and Buddy. After some time Buddy did settle better. However was distracted by another staff walking nearby. Buddy broke drop a number of times. By the end of the session he was doing better but still broke when the trainer squatted down to take a photo of Buddy. At home make sure you train Buddy on a lead and up the distractions. Squat, jump, throw balls around. Use your partner to be a distraction by running passed. Find the biggest thing at home that gets Buddy distracted and use that to practise in different settings around the house.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next session for Buddy was drops in the kitchen. This was a big distraction for Buddy and he did struggle and when the trainer used the foot brake Buddy got frustrated that he couldn’t get up. There were lots of distractions of food and people so it was hard work for Buddy. The trainer upped the reward marker and this did help. By the end of the session Buddy was holding position better.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Last session for Buddy was place with a tug toy and red light green light. He did much better with this from last time and listened well. The trainer then worked on place with distractions. With the distraction being a tennis ball. This was certainly a massive distraction for Buddy and the trainer used lots of treats while bouncing the ball near Buddy. By the end of the session the trainer was able to drop the ball and Buddy remained in place. Keep practicing this at home with these big distractions!||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.
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