Buster struggled with some of his basic skills today so a lot of today's sessions were focused around strengthening his foundations of his skills.
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 Buster's loose lead skill outside. He was a bit distracted at the start but settled down very quickly. He walked nicely for majority of his session but did exhibit some reactivity towards a male staff member (a lot of barking) so we spent part of the session helping to condition Buster with lots of treats so that he wasn't reactive the next time the staff member passed by which he did well with. Next time we'd like to continue doing loose lead with Buster outside so that he can learn that he doesn't have to be reactive to the world around him. At home use lots of treats while sitting in the front yard to get him used to passerbys while in a drop or on place.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Buster really struggled with his place skill today so we took some steps back and did a back to basics session, focusing on luring him on, rewarding for staying on place and then luring off with rewards. Going back to basics can really help strengthen the foundations of a skill and as Buster can get easily distracted it is important to make sure his foundation of the skill is strong. Next time we hope to see his focus a bit better on the skill so that we can continue testing him with distractions and helping condition him with his reactivity. At home see what level he is at, if he does well at home continue with distractions. If he is struggling take it back a step and work his skill up again.||Focus: Back to Basics||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Buster's last session we worked on drop in the classroom. For the first half of the session he was very focused and dropped easily when asked. We tested him with people movement and a tennis ball which he did fine with. He did get distracted after another dog started training in the room (wouldn't listen as well to the trainer) so we focused on him moving in and out of drops a lot with the added distraction. Next time we'd like Buster to stay focused with other dogs around as he does know this skill quite well. At home, practice his drops often and use distractions to help strengthen the skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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.