We would recommend a private appointment and/or group classes to help bridge the gap between training techniques at Hedgegrove vs home. Consistency in training is key and having conflicting rules can disrupt his skill progress 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 took Buster out onto the lawn to work on his loose lead. As he is quite good with this skill we added in emergency drops. Buster can be a bit slow with these and struggled with going into drop if the trainer kept walking. At home practice getting him to drop randomly while walking so that he can get used to it (dropping at side, dropping while walking).||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we pushed his drop skill with high energy greetings from the trainer. He only broke twice when the trainer crouched down and was excitable, besides that he did a great job! His duration is very good in this skill and he settles himself down quickly once put in drop. At home work on pushing his skill with higher level distractions and doing red light/green light with him (getting him excitable through play and then asking for the drop mid play).||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For the third session we worked on place with distractions. Buster was so good with this - he didn't even get up from laying down on the bed for squeaky toys, other people/dogs and the trainer crouching/moving excitedly. This is a great skill to prevent problematic behaviour at home and teach him how to settle down. This can also be a great skill to use for red light/green light as it teaches him to get revved up and then relax.||Focus: Distraction||A|
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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